Journey to reconciliation: Creating allies

March 7, 2018

Join Patricia Makokis and Chief Jim O'Chiese, along with students from anthropology, business, child and youth care, design studies, English, history, nursing and social work, to learn about allyship in the age of reconciliation.

Soup and bannock will be served at 4:30 p.m.

Chang Lu is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, where his research focuses on institutional change, social entrepreneurship and Indigenous business. Originally from China, he has been working closely with Indigenous leaders and communities and considers himself as a settler ally. He is passionate about empowering Indigenous people by socially responsible, sustainable Indigenous business.

Patricia Makokis, EdD, is acclaimed as one of Canada’s most outstanding Aboriginal leaders. She is an author, speaker and pioneer for Aboriginal education, health and values. Dr. Makokis is the recipient of innumerable awards for her exceptional work in advancing opportunities for her people.

Chief Jim O’Chiese is a great-grandfather, ceremonial leader, Chief, environmentalist, botanist, forester, medicine person, teacher and more. Notably, he was instrumental in regaining the right for Indigenous peoples to use Jasper National Park, their traditional land, for ceremony and medicine gathering after it was stripped in 1907.

This is the third educational forum of this year's Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Journey to Reconciliation project.

Event Details

Date March 7, 2018
Start Time 5 p.m.
End Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Kule Theatre
Room 9-323
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation