President Zundel of the University of Sudbury, and the Deputy Grand Chief Leo Friday of the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, representing the Cree communities of James Bay in northeastern Ontario, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Moose Cree Complex in Moose Factory on August 28th, 2013. Present was Norm Hardisty Jr., Chief of Moose Cree First Nations, as well as Moose Cree’s Elder Geraldene Govender. This historical agreement outlines a two year pilot project which will see Indigenous Studies courses offered directly on site in Moose Factory.
Classes are to begin on September 14th and will run through till March23rd 2014. Dr. Emily Faries of the department of Indigenous Studies - University of Sudbury, will be offering the following courses: Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood: Cultural and historical foundations such as worldview, culture and nation, and a study of models of peoplehood (INDG 1116); and Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood: Examine the relations between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal society and governments, as well as among divers Aboriginal groups such as Indians, Metis and various tribes (INDG 1117). A third course: Native women: Perspectives and Issues (INDG 2216) will be offered by correspondence during the Winter 2014 semester.
|Chief Norm Hardisty Jr.
Moose Cree First Nation
Deputy Grand Chief of Mushkegowuk Council
|(Left) Leo Friday, DGC and Dr. Pierre Zundel, President of the University of Sudbury (Right)||(Left) Leo Friday, DGC and Dr. Pierre Zundel, President of the University of Sudbury (Right), signing the agreement|
|(Left) Moose Cree Elder Geraldine Govender, and Irene Tomatuk - Director of Omushkego Education (Right)||Dr. Emily Faries
Professor at the University of Sudbury