Nation to Nation Resource Guide to Treaties in Ontario with Maurice Switzer and Hayden King & Wabanaki Maine TRC w Martha Troiian

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Maurice Switzer and Hayden King joined Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the historical and current issues related to Maurice Switzer’s latest publication, Nation to Nation A Resouce on Treaties in Ontario.

During the second half of the show we had a short documentary report from Martha Troiian on Wabanaki families in Maine going through the Truth and Reconciliation process. 

Maurice Switzer, Zhgaag dodem, is a citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, and is currently director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians and editor of the Anishinabek News.  Previously he served as director of communications for the Assembly of First Nations, and has been a faculty member at First Nations Technical Institute, Huntington University, Canadore College and the Banff Centre’s Aboriginal Leadership program. He was the first Indigenous student at Trent University and the first Indigenous publisher of a daily newspaper in Canada. Maurice was inducted into the Nipissing District Human Rights Hall of Fame in 2003 and in 2010 named a recipient of an Anishinabek Nation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hayden King is Pottawatomi and Ojibwe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchimnissing (Christian Island) in Huronia, Ontario. He is the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Governance & Assistant Professor at Ryerson. Hayden King is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at McMaster University. He also holds an MA from Queen’s University (Political Science) and a BA from McMaster University (Political Science). In addition to work in the academy, Hayden has served as the Senior Policy Adviser to the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Director of Research for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Scholar-in-Residence for the Conference Board of Canada, Governance Consultant to Beausoleil First Nation and an Instructor at the First Nations Technical Institute.

Playlist:

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Little Wheel Spin and Spin

Northern Cree – Bring The Thunder

Che Christ – Dawn of Attack

Originally Aired Monday December 16, 2013

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