Proposer - Michelle Edmunds
Location: 519 Church St.
Discussion: A look at Canadian Indigenous current issues, demands and reconciliation.
Questions to consider:
1) Should Ryerson University consider changing its name to accommodate a Native perspective and history?
2) Given Canada's history with the Native population, Is celebrating Canada Day problematic for non-Natives?
3) What are some ways to approach Native reconciliation/resolution?
National Post 2013: Canadians share ideas about resolving Native issues:
TheRealNewsNetwork.com: July 1st 2017 article/interview: Indigenous Activists See Canada's 150th as 'Celebration of Colonization' (Pam Palmater is a Mikmaw lawyer and member of Eel River Bar First Nation, currently holding the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.)
Metro article July 3rd 2017: Canadian Native issues - discuss Native demands that Ryerson University remove the Statue of Egerton Ryerson and that Ryerson change its name.