What: Redefining Community—an evening with Marion Buller, as part of UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series
Who: Marion Buller, Indigenous Rights Advocate, retired judge and former Chief Commissioner of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
When: Thursday, October 28 beginning at 7 pm
Venue: Zoom webinar
Four weeks ago, Canadians from coast to coast were given an opportunity to pause, reflect and honour the lost children and survivors of the Indian Residential School System, their families and communities.
Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history, and ongoing intergenerational impacts of the residential school system, is a vital component of the reconciliation process—a process UBC Okanagan committed to in 2019 with the signing of its declaration in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
On Thursday, October 28, UBCO’s Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences welcomes retired judge and former chief commissioner of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Ms. Marion Buller as the next distinguished speaker.
Ms. Buller has been a leader in Indigenous rights advocacy throughout her career. A member of the Mistawasis First Nation, she was the first Indigenous woman to be appointed to the Provincial Court of British Columbia.
In this informative, thought-provoking talk, Ms. Buller will share her journey into law, what was uncovered during the MMIWG inquiry, and discuss the role of relationships, trust-building and community in moving truth and reconciliation forward.
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Distinguished Speaker Series brings compelling speakers to the homes of Okanagan residents to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect the region, country and world.
This virtual event is free and open to all, but online pre-registration is required.
To register, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca