Self, Family, and Community Public Forum

Thu. Jan. 22 01:00 PM - Thu. Jan. 22 04:00 PM
Contact: Casandra Friesen 204-786-9872
Location: Convocation Hall

India Centre & Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council in associaton with Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg present a public forum:

Self, Family, and Community:
An Inter-community Dialogue: Diversities and Canadian Society

Canada is again a transformed society. The first, from First Nations, resulting from the European contract. The present one results from change in immigration flows and emphasis on multiculturalism. The notion of self, family and community are important foundational blocks and have an impact on all levels in the transforming Canadian society. This Public Forum seeks to enhance our appreciation and understanding as to how the interaction and exchange between particular perspectives/outlooks within the larger society manifest itself and asks, "What is the result of these diverse perspectives?" The forum will be guided by questions such as, "How does a certain perspective of self, family, and community influence the modern Canadian society, both today and tomorrow?"

Speakers include Mr. Lyle Longclaws, BSW, MSW, RSW, Counsellor and Community Leader; Ms. Shahina Siddiqui, Executive Director of the Islamic Social Services Association; and Dr. Julie Pelletier, Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg with moderation done by Dr. Pawan Singal, Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciencse at the St. Boniface Research Centre.

Please RSVP to Cassandra Friesen at