"On Thursday February 28th, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will host Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for New Brunswick/ PEI, Roger Augustine, and Fredericton-based lawyer Thomas J. Burke, as part of the Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series “Welcome to Our Talking Circle.”


The lecture, “As Long As The Sunshines …”: Peace and Friendship Treaties are idle no more, will focus predominantly on Aboriginal and Treaty rights, expropriation of First Nations land and land claims, as well as the current national movement, Idle No More. This is the third event of the Speaker Series which aims to bring Wolastoqik and Mi’kmaq First Nations speakers, stories and perspectives to UNB.


Everyone is invited to attend this free public event on February 28th, 2013. There will be a traditional feast starting at 6:00pm, followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm.


The lecture will take place in Room 143, Faculty of Education, Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Campus Fredericton."