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Stan Louttit to speak on housing, quality of life in Cree communities

by NationTalk on March 14, 2012669 Views

March 14 to March 15, 2012

The Fifth Annual Dr. Jennifer Keck Lecture Series on Social Justice will feature Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Stan Louttit as the keynote speaker. The Jennifer Keck Lectures will be held on March 14th and 15th at Laurentian University.

Stan Louttit serves as the Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council, the political organization representing the First Nations people of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Factory, Taykwa Tagamou (formerly New Post), Chapleau Cree and Missanabie Cree First Nations.Louttit has been active in local and regional issues as an administrator and elected politician for over 25 years. He is known for his advocacy work on housing, clean water, resource extraction and other issues affecting the lives of First Nations people in the Mushkegowuk territory. His lectures will address issues such as housing and the financial situation in Attawapiskat and other Cree communities, as well as the continuing impact of treaties and the residential school system.

All are invited to attend the following free events:
· Public lecture, Wednesday, March 14th 2012 at 7pm at the Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University
· Community dialogue, Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 10am at the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, 110 Elm Street, Sudbury
· Student lecture, Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 2:30 in Canisius Hall, University of Sudbury
Stan Louttit will be available for media interviews before the lecture on Wednesday evening and during the day on Thursday.

The lecture series commemorates the late Dr. Jennifer Keck, a committed social activist and an associate professor in the School of Social Work, Laurentian University. The lectures and community dialogue are supported through financial contributions from the Vice-President, Francophone Affairs, Research and Graduate Studies, and the Dean, Professional Schools. The events are co-sponsored by the Dr. Jennifer Keck Lecture Series on Social Justice, the Department of Native Studies, the University of Sudbury, Poverty, Homelessness and Migration, and N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre.

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