Indigenous scholar to speak at CNC

An internationally recognized Indigenous scholar will give a talk at the College of New Caledonia on Monday.

Russ Diabo's presentation will cover Prime Minister Trudeau's record on Indigenous peoples' rights, and a discussion on the needs of Indigenous communities and nations to develop self-determination plans to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Diabo is a member of the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake and part of the Defenders of the Land Network.

He has been a policy advisor for many years at the Assembly of First Nations and now serves in that role for the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, and is senior policy advisor to the Algonquin Wolf Lake First Nation.

And he is the editor and publisher of an online newsletter on First Nations political and legal issues, entitled The First Nations Strategic Bulletin.

The talk is part of a speakers series organized by the Federation of Post Secondary Educators B.C. in promoting and disseminating its publication "Whose Land is it Anyway?: A Manual for Decolonization."

It will be held at The Gathering Place on the Prince George campus, 3330-22nd Ave., 7 p.m. start.

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