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Civil Seminar

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spencer Engineering Building (SEB)
Room: 1200
London, ON


‘We make the path by walking it’ is the title of the Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) Comprehensive Community Plan that was completed in 2012. This community led document is what triggered the creation of the Treaties, Lands & Environment Department. While a robust department, this talk will focus on the pre-confederation Treaty history of Deshkan Ziibiing and the significance those Treaties hold today. As well, a brief discussion of the current Environment efforts Deshkan Ziibiing is undertaking to protect Mother Earth for the coming generations.”

Kelly Riley – Director Treaties, Lands & Environment.

Kelly has extensive experience in lands management from a Chippewa perspective. He is a Certified Lands Manager, having completed the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Program (IPRMP) at the University of Saskatchewan. At graduation Kelly was honoured with the Making a Difference Award, for his participation and leadership throughout the program.

Emma Young – Senior Environment Officer

 Emma began her role as Sr. Environment Officer for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in 2017. Emma graduated from the University of Guelph in 2014 with a B.A. in Geography. While at the University of Guelph, Emma was actively involved with the Geography Society and the Aboriginal Resource Center. As part of her studies, Emma had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to learn from and work with the Maori as well as to study in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following graduation, Emma moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for several years.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kristen Edwards
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