Canada’s Three Founding Nations | Phil Fontaine | Walrus Talks

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Credits:  The Walrus

Published on Mar 15, 2017

From the Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded March 13th, 2017 at the Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon. The Walrus Talks National Tour is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative and would not be possible without our sponsors.

De la tournée nationale The Walrus Talks : Nous désirons une patrie meilleure. Enregistré le 13 Mars 2017, Remai Arts Centre à Saskatoon. La tournée nationale The Walrus Talks est un projet signature de Canada 150 et ne serait pas possible sans nos commanditaires.

Phil Fontaine (OC, OM) is a special advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada. Fontaine served as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations for three terms. He is a Member of the Order of Manitoba and received many awards, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. Fontaine holds sixteen honorary doctorates from Canada and the United States.

Recognition2Action is a civic engagement campaign to educate people about the role Indigenous peoples have played in founding Canada. For more information, visit http://www.recognition2action.ca/join

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