Frankly Speaking October 2018

Moving Forward Together: Resurgence and Reconciliation in Indigenous Education

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, hosts the third installment of FRANKLY SPEAKING on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

In the spirit of ideas worth advancing, the theme will be Indigenous Education. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released a list of 94 Calls to Action that would start the reconciliation process between Indigenous people and the settlers of Canada. The reconciliation process is indeed a process – a process that starts with education. And through education, we better understand the history, policies, practices and decisions that affect First Nations in Canada, and that have led us to today.

The Right Honourable Paul Martin will introduce The Martin Family Initiative (MFI), a charitable organization created by his family to improve educational outcomes among Aboriginal youth through innovation and collaboration.

FRANKLY SPEAKING provides alumni and friends of UBC’s Faculty of Education with the opportunity to hear from prominent speakers on featured topics relevant to the field of education.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
5:30 – 6:00 PM | Registration
6:00 – 7:30 PM | Program
7:30 – 8:00 PM | Reception*

Rm. 100 Neville Scarfe Building
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC

Cost: $10.00

*light refreshments and discussions



Featured Speakers

Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, PhD

Jo-ann Archibald, PhD
Q’um Q’um Xiiem

Professor Emerita and Former Associate Dean, Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education, UBC


The Right Honourable Paul Martin

The Right Honourable
Paul Martin

Former Prime Minister and Founder of the Martin Family Initiative (MFI)


Kevin Lamoureux

Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg


2018 Frankly Speaking Livestream

Can’t make it in person? Please tune in to our Frankly Speaking 2018 Livestream on October 17th at 6PM to join us remotely.

2016 Frankly Speaking Livestream

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