Public Lecture Dr. Fred Metallic Maintaining Intellectual Integrity within and beyond Academe-FR
Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Atlantic Research Centre and the Faculty of Education are pleased to present “Maintaining Intellectual Integrity within and beyond Academe”, by Dr. Fred Metallic Senior Policy Analyst, Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government.
Tuesday, Dec. 9 ,2014
Presentation, 9:00– 10:30 a.m., Rm 261
Reception & Facilitated Discussion, 10:30-12:00 p.m., Rm 309 Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 Mackay Dr., UNB Campus
This is a free public event.
Fred Metallic is resident of Listuguj and a lifetime citizen of Gespe’gewa’gi, Mi’gma’gi. In 2011 Fred graduated from York University and obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. His dissertation, written and defended in Mi'gmaw in Listuguj was a landmark achievement. This was the first time a dissertation was written solely without translation in an indigenous language.
He has written and presented numerously to Mi’gmaq and non-Mi’gmaq communities, on topics related to Mi’gmaq history, Mi’gmaq political philosophy, culture, spirituality and governance. Fred also sits on the Mi'gmaq Grand Council as a Ge’ptin and works closely with the leadership in the advancement of our rights and responsibilities as a nation. Fred, his wife Amy, and their three children – Emma, Je’gopsn and Erika – live in the Mi’gmaw community of Listuguj.
Fred’s presentation will focus on his personal experience as a Mi’gmaq student negotiating a dissertation research process that honours Mi’kmaq values, beliefs, traditions and worldview, and the policies/regulations that needed to be changed within York University.
Building: Marshall d'Avray Hall
Room Number: 261 / 309
1 506 453 4739