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Discussion - Up Ghost River with Metatawabin

Nipissing University is pleased to welcome Edmund Metatawabin, First-Nations Chief and writer, for a discussion titled Up Ghost River and Issues in the Independent Assessment Process on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Nipissing Theatre (F213).

Metatawabin is a former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, a Cree community on the shores of James Bay in Ontario, Canada.​ 

As a residential school survivor, Metatawabin assisted the founding of the The Peetabeck Keway Keykaywin Association (PKKA) shortly after the first reunion of the residential school in 1991 as a way to assist fellow survivors navigate the trauma they had suffered and be part of a larger voice. 

Metatawabin owns a sawmill and also works as a consultant, speaker and researcher. He is a writer, educator, poet and activist. "The river that flows by my home has been in my family since time immemorial. To protect the river is to protect our culture, history and being." Metatawabin co-authored Up Ghost River, A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History published in 2014.

This event is free of charge and co-sponsored by the Aboriginal Student Council and Office of Aboriginal Initiatives.  Refreshments will be available.​ 
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