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Forgotten Genocides Explored in U of M Workshops

September 19, 2012 6:58 AM | News

Justice Murray Sinclair (TRC.CA)

Experts will gather at the University of Manitoba beginning Thursday to discuss suppressed stories of Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America.

The three-day workshop sessions will “rip apart the popular view of Canadian and American history and culture,” according to the U of M.

The workshop will begin with a triple keynote public presentation by Justice Murray Sinclair on genocide and residential schools, school survivor Theodore Fontaine, and Mi’kmaq author Daniel Paul arguing that First Nations people were not the savages.

The presentations get underway on Thursday in Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre, starting at 2:30 p.m.

A full schedule of speakers is available online.

— Staff