First Event for IPAC’s National Year of Dialogue Hosted by National Capital Region Group

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The panel (left to right) Paul Thoppil, Kimberly Scott, Hubert Lussier, Aaron Franks
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Moderator Catherine MacQuarrie chats with Elder Claudette Commanda

The first event for IPAC’s National Year of Dialogue was hosted by our National Capital Region group with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. “Building Understanding of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples” was a panel discussion featuring Dr. Aaron Franks, SSHRC Visiting Fellow in Indigenous Research and Reconciliation, Hubert Lussier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions Sector, Department of Canadian Heritage, Kim Scott, Director, Research and Policy Coordination, Assembly of First Nations, Paul Thoppil, Interim Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction and CFO, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and Catherine MacQuarrie, Senior Executive in Residence, IPAC.

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