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Available Expert - Historic land agreement signed between Algonquins of Ontario and the federal, provincial goverments

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Queen's University Global Development Studies professor Robert Lovelace is available to comment on the signing of an agreement in principle between the Algonquins of Ontario and the federal and provincial governments. The agreement, which has been in negotiations for nearly 24 years, encompasses nearly 36,000 square kilometres, between Ottawa and North Bay. A final agreement, which remains to be negotiated, could see much of the crown land within this area assumed by the Algonquins. Privately-held land in this region would not be impacted.

Professor Lovelace is a continuing adjunct professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen's University. He has taught various courses in Aboriginal Studies at Queen's for the past 20 years and has been active in Indigenous activism. His research interest is primarily on health, wellness and education in Indigenous populations. 

Professor Lovelace is available for print and radio interviews only, between 1:15 and 2:30 pm on Tuesday, October 18.

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