India Centre public forum – Self, Family and Community


The University of Winnipeg’s India Centre and the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, in association with UWinnipeg’s Department of Indigenous Studies, invite everyone to attend a free public forum on January 22, 2015.

Entitled Self, Family and Community, this is an Inter-community dialogue about diversities within Canadian society.


WHEN:    Thursday, January 22, 2015

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHERE:    Convocation Hall, 2nd Floor, Wesley Hall

515 Portage Avenue


The notion of self, family and community are important foundational blocks and have an impact on all levels in the transforming Canadian society. This dialogue will be guided by questions such as, “How does a certain perspective of self, family, and community influence the modern Canadian society, both today and tomorrow?”




Mr. Lyle Longclaws, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., RSW- Counsellor and Community Leader

Ms. Shahina Siddiqui, Executive Director, Islamic Social Services Association

Mr. Anupam Sharma, Vice Chair, India Centre & Past President, India Association of Manitoba

Dr. Julie Pelletier, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies, UWinnipeg


Moderated by:

Dr. Pawan Singal, Director/Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Research Centre


Pre-registration is not required but please RSVP to Cassandra Friesen at   Light refreshments will be served.


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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E:

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