The 2003 Wanapitei Colloquium will focus on major topics related to “Litigation, Negotiation or Confrontation? The settlement of Aboriginal claims past, present and future.” The following themes are guidelines — presenters are encouraged to offer papers on these or other themes within the main focus of the colloquium: specific and comprehensive claims, residential schools, military service, constitutional challenges, self-government, and expert witnessing.
The Colloquium is a program affiliated with the annual Trent University Temagami Field Trip, the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Native Studies, Trent University and the School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University.
The Wanapitei Colloquia are informal and highly participatory gatherings of scholars and Aboriginal spokespersons from across Canada and around the globe. While most participants are from Canada, people have come from Slovenia, Finland, the United States, Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. We encourage participation from a wide selection of background and expertise, including: Aboriginal Elders, faculty and graduate students affiliated with universities, professionals associated with consultancy firms and First Nations’ Organizations and people connected to federal and provincial government departments.
Please send abstracts for papers and ideas for sessions by July 1; our registration deadline for all participants is August 20. If you do not wish to present a paper, we urge you to participate in other ways such as by offering to chair one of the sessions. Please contact us to make arrangements for your active participation in this event.
The colloquium will take place at the Wanapitei Chateau, a wilderness lodge associated with a Camp and a CANOE organization on scenic Lake Temagami north of North Bay, Ontario. The Colloquium is a program affiliated with the annual Trent University Temagami Field Trip. Participants can camp, bunk in one of the rustic camp cabins or stay in the Wanapitei Chateau, an Ontario Heritage Building. Wanapitei is accessible via the rough gravel Red Squirrel road or by a ten minute fly-in from the village of Temagami. Sessions are held in the lodge, with the possibility of one special session taking place at Bear Island, home of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. Meals in the Dinning Hall, swimming and canoeing, a short canoe / hike field trip to beautiful Red Squirrel Lake, and activities for the kids are also part of the package.
Past proceedings from the Colloquium have been prepared for publication in edited volumes. The most current publication is “Blockades and Resistance” published by Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2003.
The colloquium fee is: $140, meals and accommodation included.
The Colloquia are organized by an executive committee:
Chair: Bruce Hodgins, Prof. Emeritus Trent University
Program Co-ordinators: Siomonn Pulla, Phd. Candidate, Carleton University and Amanda McCarthy, Phd. Candidate, Carleton University
Program Advisors: Barry Cottam, Treaty Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; Jean Manore, Bishops University; John Milloy, Trent University; Brian Osborne, Queens University; Sylvia Van Kirk, University of Toronto; and Jan Trimble, University of Western.
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