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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation—SFU experts
September 30 marks first the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, also known as Orange Shirt Day. This new federal statutory holiday provides an opportunity to formally honour those impacted by Canada’s residential school system.
SFU will mark the occasion with a week of events (in-person, livestreamed) starting Sept. 27. The following SFU faculty researchers can be available for comment on issues related to Indigenous reconciliation.
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
CLIFFORD ATLEO, assistant professor, resource and environmental management firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Resource issues and Indigenous peoples (pipelines, fisheries, forestry and clean energy).
DOUG MCARTHUR, professor, public policy
Expertise: Indigenous peoples and self-government, treaties, negotiations and resource issues.
ALEXIA MCKINNON, director, Indigenous programs, Beedie School of Business
Expertise: Decolonizing and Indigenizing post-secondary institutions.
GEORGE NICHOLAS, professor, archaeology
Expertise: Issues relating to Indigenous heritage concerns and protection in Canada.
LYANA PATRICK, assistant professor, health sciences
Expertise: Indigenous peoples’ health and justice – urban Indigenous community health, criminal justice, addictions and mental health and well-being.
ELDON YELLOWHORN, professor, Indigenous studies
Expertise: Archaeological methods in the search for residential school missing children, Indigenous language revitalization, contemporary intellectual property and traditional knowledge.
MELISSA SHAW, SFU Communications & Marketing
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