Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Conference a Step Toward Reconciliation

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Author: 
Deb Steel
Source: 
Windspeaker News

The Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Conference is being held in Blue Mountain Inn near Collingwood. Chiefs Lester Anoqout of Saugeen and Chief Gregory Nadjiwon of Nawash hope the conference is an important step in reconciliation. The purpose of the conference is to help improve consulations with the federal government. Speakers include Paul Joffe, Canadian Indigenous rights lawyer; Hayden King of the new Yellowhead Institute; Jennifer Preston, Indigenous Rights coordinator with the Canadian Friends Service Committee; Vernon Roote, a knowledge keeper; and many others.

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