The Tsilhqot’in Land Title Decision: A Landmark Case @ TRU Gymnasium
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jointly organized by the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG), TRUFA and TRU, the purpose of the panel is to provide information regarding the history and implications of the Tsilhqot’in Land Title Decision.

The importance of the decision is reflected in the expertise of the panel. In addition to a number of Tsilhqot’in chiefs, including Chief Roger William, Vice-Chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government and plaintiff in the Tsilhqot’in Title Case, senior academics from across the country will also be in attendance, including Professor Kent McNeil, a leading scholar on Aboriginal Title, from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University; and Professor James Tully, distinguished professor of Political Science, Law, Indigenous Governance and Philosophy at the University of Victoria. The speakers will provide an overview of the case and its meaning for Indigenous people and all Canadians.

“The nature of this historic decision requires public dialogue to understand the resulting possible changes,” said Alan Shaver, TRU President and Vice-Chancellor. “TRU is not only providing a venue for this important discussion but also has gathered experts from across the country for a discourse which will be significant for all Canadians.”

“Bringing leading scholars and academics together to discuss the Tsilhqot’in Title case is one way to keep the public engaged, but also functions to provide clarity and ensure that a broader dialogue is on-going with respect to how reconciliation and justice is implemented within the context of Crown and First Nations relations,” said Chief Russell Myers-Ross of Yunesit’in.

The event will run from 6 – 9 p.m. on Monday, November 10 and will be held in the Gymnasium at the TRU – Williams Lake Campus.

Poster: TNG-TRU Panel on Tsilhqot’in Decision Nov 10 WL

What is Consent? Reconceptualizing the Role of Indigenous Peoples @ Grand Hall, Campus Activity Centre, Thompson Rivers University
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us Friday, November 21st, 2014 for a full-day interdisciplinary conference where we will explore the concept of Indigenous free, prior and informed consent and the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling on aboriginal title for the Tsilhqot’in Nation.

This broad topic will be examined from a multitude of perspectives including: Indigenous Worldviews, Canadian Aboriginal Law, Political Theories, and International Human Rights Standards.

All welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event! Registration required.

Event notice and agenda: What is Consent Nov 21st -Agenda

Register Today!
Contact Kelly-Ann Connor (SNTC) at:
Tel: 778-471-8208

Secwepemc Youth Ambassador Program
Dec 18 – Dec 31 all-day

SNTC is pleased to announce the development of the Secwepemc Youth Ambassador Program. The program aims to develop the political engagement of Secwepemc youth. Successful applicants will be paired with a mentor who is either a Provincial or Federal politician elected to represent this area. The Youth Ambassadors will travel to either Victoria or Ottawa to tour legislature or parliament while they are sitting in March 2015.

Dates have yet to be finalized.Each team will create a video of the trip and will report their experience to SNTC.  Ambassadors will witness firsthand the workings of government and will conduct interviews of the mentors. You will become involved in other youth political advocacy and will encourage engagement of youth in your own community.

Completion of the program will qualify students to receive a $500 bursary for post-secondary education.

Please complete the following application and submit to by December 31st, 2014 (deadline has been extended to allow for applications to be submitted over the Holiday Break!!)

CLICK HERE: Youth Ambassadaor Application
Secwepemc Youth Ambassador

Secwepemc Elders Council Meeting @ Williams Lake Indian Band - Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Environmental and Economic Impacts of Resource Development @ Skeetchestn Recreation Centre (Gym attached to Band Office)
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
SNTC Secwepemc Youth Council Meeting @ SNTC Conference Room
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Secwepemc Elders Council Meeting @ Dog Creek Gymnasium
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Keeping the Peace @ Irving K Barber Centre, House of Learning Building
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNTC Youth Council @ Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Boardroom
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SNTC Youth Council – Justice Murray Sinclair Presentation at TRU @ Thompson Rivers University
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission head Justice Murray Sinclair will be making a special guest presentation at Thompson Rivers University on Monday, October 26th.  In honour of this event, the SNTC Youth Council has organized their meeting this month to take place at the university so they can take full advantage of this learning opportunity.

All youth are encouraged to attend – this is open to all!

The evening will begin at 5pm with a reception being hosted by Paul Michel, TRU’s Executive Director of Aboriginal Education.  There will be appetizers passed around at the reception and the opportunity for youth to meet faculty of the university and learn more about the evening’s presentation.  At 6pm, everyone will make their way over the Grand Hall where Justice Sinclair will be giving his lecture starting at 7pm.  The evening should be wrapped up around 8pm.

Please contact us here at SNTC to find out more and let us know if you would like to join us!

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