Bernie Farber : A Canadian Genocide: Canada’s Historical Treatment of its Indigenous People

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

Bernie Farber will moderate a panel focusing on the concept of Indigenous genocide that was historically committed by Canada – consistent with the findings of Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

We will explore the historical antecedents that led to genocide as defined under Article 11 of the1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide.

Bernie Farber’s career, spanning more than a quarter century, focuses on human rights, pluralism and inter-ethnic/faith/race relations. As an expert in human and civil rights, he is regularly called on by the courts, media and law enforcement to provide analysis on hate crime, white supremacy and anti-racism. His efforts have been documented in numerous Canadian Human Rights publications, books, newspapers, film documentaries, magazines and academic publications. He writes for various newspapers in Canada and the USA.

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart, PhD., C.Psych is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation.  She is a registered psychologist and Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, where she is Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behaviour Health Sciences. Research and teaching interests include Indigenous health and healing with specializations in psychology (homelessness, youth mental health, identity, and work-life development), Indigenous determinants of health, Indigenous pedagogies in higher education and health sciences, and Indigenous research ethics and methodologies. She is also Chair of the Aboriginal Section of the Canadian Psychology Association and is committed to advancing Indigenous healing issues in health practice and policy

Dr. Michael Dan, a committed philanthropist, is considered a model of social responsibility and generosity. A former neurosurgeon, he created the Paloma Foundation to fund organizations that assist marginalized people in Toronto. Dedicated to Canada’s Aboriginal community, he has created opportunities for future generations by supporting businesses on reserves. Recently, he also endowed the Waakebiness-Brye Institute for Indigenous Health at the University of Toronto, the first privately-endowed research institute in the world geared to the unique health needs of Aboriginal people. His commitment to peace in the Middle East is exemplified by his support to the University of Haifa, the Michael and Amira Dan Professorship in Global Health at the University of Toronto, and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.

Tickets:   $20.00

            $15.00 with purchase of Speaker Series   ($85.00 for 6 speakers  + Farber)  

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