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Ontario’s first female Indigenous lawyer to discuss residential schools at Mississauga event – Mississauga News

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202159 Views

October 19, 2021

On Oct. 27 Delia Opekokew will hold a speaking event

Want to know more about residential schools and First Nations land claims?

On Oct. 27, Delia Opekokew can provide answers to any questions during a live conversation (participants can also attend virtually) held at the Unitarian Congregation Great Hall at 84 South Service Rd. in Mississauga.

Opekokew is a residential school survivor and was Deputy Chief Adjudicator of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and interviewed countless residential school survivors.

She is Ontario’s first female Indigenous lawyer, and led treaty land claim suits in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She also represented Dudley George’s family vs. the Ontario Provincial Police, which led to the Ipperwash Inquiry.

Read More: https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/10499861-ontario-s-first-female-indigenous-lawyer-to-discuss-residential-schools-at-mississauga-event/

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