Free public lecture – Metis land claim – Thomas Berger
The public and media are invited to attend a free public lecture entitled A Brief History of the Supreme Court Decision on the Métis Land Claim Case with Aboriginal-rights lawyer and former Justice of the BC Supreme Court, Thomas Berger.
In 1977, Thomas Berger recommended that the Canadian Government place more value on Aboriginal rights and environmental protection than on economic development. His reputation as a voice for justice and his place in the realm of great Canadians were sealed. Berger represented the MMF in the Metis Land Claim case.
Widely considered an authority on Northern development and Aboriginal policy, Thomas Berger has had remarkable success in promoting justice for Canada’s Indigenous population.
LECTURE: A Brief History of the Supreme Court Decision on the Métis Land Claim Case
WHEN: Thursday, February 6th, 2014
WHERE: 527 Selkirk Avenue (downstairs).
Presented by UWinnipeg’s department of Urban and Inner-City Studies. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.
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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7135, E: firstname.lastname@example.org