Honouring the Treaties: what does that mean?
Posted: October 27, 2014 1:25 p.m.
Bob Rae, PC, OC, OOnt, QC, Ontario’s Premier from 1990 to 1995 and the Interim Federal Leader and foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011-2013. Photo courtesy of Bob Rae.
All are welcome to attend a free public lecture this week by the Honorable Bob Rae, who served as Ontario’s 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995 and Interim Federal Leader and foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011-2013. He is currently a senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP and works with First Nations across Canada as legal counsel, negotiator and arbitrator.
During his presentation, entitled “Honouring the Treaties: what does that mean?, Rae will examine the nature of the treaty relationship between the Crown and First Nations, and how this relationship can only be described as a “trillion dollar misunderstanding”.
From the Crown’s perspective, it is clear the objectives of the Treaties in the years between 1870 and 1929 were to clear the land and to ensure Indigenous people were kept on small tracts of land away from centres of development. From the Indigenous perspective, there was no question of releasing and surrendering land; it was about sharing and building a respectful relationship.
“Honouring the Treaties: what does that mean?”
Public lecture by Bob Rae
Thursday 30 October 2014, 7 p.m.
Education Auditorium, University of Regina main campus
Free parking is available on campus in the M area, Lots 13 and 14. For more information, please visithttp://www.uregina.ca/arts/public-lectures/bob-rae.html