Wednesday, November 24, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Via Zoom Webinar
The Pine Tree Talks (talks in the interest of peace) is an annual series of lectures and presentations sponsored by the Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies. The series brings speakers from across the globe to provide perspectives on a wide range of current topics, the research they’ve undertaken, books they’ve written, as well as community activities they’re involved in. The series is based upon the Iroquoian ideal that human beings are to use their good minds to foster peace. This year, the lecture series presents Elder Dr. Shirley Williams and Dr. John Milloy.
Elder Dr. Shirley Williams
Elder Shirley Ida Williams nee Pheasant (Neganigwane) is a member of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island. She is professor emerita at Trent University and a foremost researcher, teacher and protector of Anishinaabemowin. She is the author of numerous books, including Shoolee: The Early Years and an upcoming book on her residential school experiences. Shirley attended residential school in Spanish, Ontario and she will share her experiences and stories from that time.
Dr. John Milloy
Dr. John Milloy is a professor emeritus from Trent University. He is a leading scholar in the area of treaties and Canada’s residential school policies. He worked for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, specifically on finding the missing children from residential schools. He is the author of A National Crime. John will share Canada’s assimilationist policy strategies, particularly residential schools, and his experiences in trying to trace the missing children.
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