2016-17 is the Year of Indigenous Knowing at Mount Allison University
The Year of Indigenous Knowing will encourage the campus and wider community to explore Indigenous issues relating to their historical and current surroundings through several lenses — societal, cultural, and humanitarian on a local, national, and international scale.

The annual President's Speakers Series supports the goals of the Year of Indigenous Knowing by bringing several noted speakers, activists, and artists to campus.

This year’s President’s Speakers Series includes:

  • Lee Maracle: Sto:lo poet, novelist, essayist, and instructor, University of Toronto Centre for Indigenous Studies (Sept. 16)
Joseph Boyden: Anishnaabe novelist and author of the award-winning novels Three Day Road, Through Black Spruce, and The Orenda (Oct. 3)
  • Dr. Marie Battiste: Indigenous academic, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan (Oct. 24)
  • Francyne Joe: President of the Native Women's Association of Canada (Jan. 24)
  • Chief Justice and Senator Murray Sinclair, chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (February 2017)

For more details on the President's Speakers Series, see speakers.  

For more information on related events and activities, visit the Year of Indigenous Knowing page.

*Please check back for more details and additional President’s Speakers Series events throughout the year

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