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Book Launch: True North Rising with Whit Fraser

  • Junior Common Room, Massey College 4 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON, M5S 2E1 Canada (map)

Please join Massey College's Public Policy program for a talk and reception celebrating the launch of True North Rising by Whit Fraser, former chairman of the Canadian Polar Commission, former executive director of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and former CBC journalist. His work took him to every community in Canada’s three northern Territories and much of the circumpolar world. He covered some of the most important stories to the today's Arctic region, including the McKenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, Constitutional negotiations that enshrined aboriginal rights in the Canadian Constitution of Canada; Aboriginal Land Claims from initial concept and demands through to the final Agreements.

True North Rising recounts Whit Fraser's involvement with and coverage of these remarkable events and more. His book highlights the extraordinary people who spoke up across Canada’s Northern Territories to challenge the colonial attitudes and policies of the past, bringing lasting change and the prospect of greater justice and equality to come. The book is published by Burnstown Publishing House. 

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/book-launch-true-north-rising-with-whit-fraser-tickets-50874153964

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Emily Tsui at emily.tsui@mail.utoronto.ca