Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Seminar Series: Glenn Tunnock, "The Algonquin Land Claim"

From Dr. James Murton:

For its final meeting of this year, the History Department Seminar Series is pleased to present historian and land use planner Glenn Tunnock, speaking on "The Algonquin Land Claim: A Return to Self-Determination."

The presentation will tell the story of the Algonquin’s relationship to the settlement of eastern Upper Canada since the early seventeenth century and their quest to reconnect with the land and rekindle their cultural heritage. Tunnock holds an MA degree in history at Queen's University, where he studied the Algonquin Land Claim, and is working with the Algonquin First Nation through the establishment of a scholarship fund designed to assist young Algonquin to pursue educational initiatives which will enable them to acquire the skills to assist their nation in implementing the land claim settlement (see full abstract and presenter bio below).

Friday, Mar 26, 2:30 pm in Rm A226

Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome!