TRC Symposium

A Call to Action Symposium

Discussing the TRC’s Calls to Action

September 13 – 15, 2017

Biographies & Presentations:

Symposium Facilitator:  Senator Dan Christmas

Master of Ceremonies:  Jeff Ward

Keynote Speakers:
– Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
– The Honorable Mark Furey, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Nova Scotia

Guest Speakers:
Angelina Amaral
Jaime Battiste, Treaty Education Lead for Nova Scotia
Justice Catherine Benton
Dorene Bernard
Don Bureaux, President, Nova Scotia Community College
Mayor Cecil Clarke, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Mindy Denny, Director of Information Governance and Data Project, Union of NS Indians
Chris Googoo, General Manager, Ulnooweg Development Group
Blair Gould, Mi’kmaw Language Coordinator, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey
Justice Laurie Halfpenny-MacQuarrie
Dr. Ray Ivany
Arlene Johnson, Executive Director, Mi’kmaq Family & Children Services
Dale Keefe, President, Cape Breton University
Stacey Lewis, Project Manager, Tuikn Partnership re Strength in Numbers Project
Naiomi Metallic, Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Waneek Miller, former Olympian
Cari Patterson, Horizons Community Development Associates
Dr. Peter Ricketts, President, Acadia University
Mayor Mike Savage, Halifax Regional Municipality
Brendan Smithson, Mi’kmaq Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) Program
C/Supt. Marlene Snowman, RCMP Criminal Operations Officer for Nova Scotia


Tripartite Forum Economic Development Working Committee
Horizons Handout
NSCC – Role of Universities & Community College Discussion Panel
Acadia – Role of Universities & Community College Discussion Panel

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