School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Protest, Advocacy, Public Interest: Widening the avenues to influence public policy

Marlene Brant Castellano

Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Indigenous Studies
Trent University

Thursday March 1, 2018,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

A light lunch for attendees will be available starting at 11:45 AM.  All are Welcome.


Marlene Brant Castellano, March 1, 2018 [image]

 

Marlene Brant Castellano

Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Indigenous Studies
Trent University

Abstract:  Citing interventions in Indigenous affairs, this presentation will argue that engagement between servants of the public interest, including academics, and critics from the margins are essential to making progress on thorny issues of policy and services.

Biography: Marlene Brant Castellano, BA 1955, LLD 1991, is a Mohawk of the Bay of Quinte, Professor Emerita and former Chair of Indigenous Studies at Trent University where she provided leadership in the emergence of Indigenous Studies as an academic discipline. Marlene served as Co-Director of Research for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, a member of the inaugural CIHR-Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Institute Advisory Board, and member of the College of Reviewers for Canada Research Chairs. She chaired the working groups of the Inter-Agency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) drafting policy on ethics of research involving First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples in TCPS2, 2010. She currently co-chairs the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University. Marlene has received many honors, including induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005.