For his first episode as host of Conversations with the President, Brad talks with Alyssa Bird, Evans Family Law and Robin Sutherland, Director of Indigenous Relations at Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, about the The Truth and Reconciliation’s eleventh call to action.
Conversations with the President: The President’s take on TRC’s Calls to Action, Ep 2: Adequate Education Funding
For his first episode as host of Conversations with the President, Brad talks with Alyssa Bird and Robin Sutherland about The Truth and Reconciliation’s eleventh call to action is a demand for “adequate funding to end the backlog of First Nations students seeking post-secondary education.”
Alyssa Bird is an Anishinaabe and Cree woman from the Pequis First Nation. She earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Manitoba, where she was an executive member of the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students Association. She now practises with Evans Family Law in Winnipeg.
Robin Sutherland is a Mushkegowuk Innino raised in the Moose Cree First Nation and a proud member of the Fort Albany First Nation. His background is in teaching secondary school in his home community. He is now the Director of Indigenous Relations at Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
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