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Media Advisory - Second annual John Meisel Lecture features presentation by Hayden King

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

KINGSTON – On Thursday, November 1 at Queen’s University Hayden King will deliver the second annual lecture, titled Canada's Oldest Controversy: The Pretense of Reconciliation. He will discuss trends in the politics of settler colonialism as well as Indigenous alternatives.


Established in 2017, The John Meisel Lecture Series celebrates Professor Emeritus John Meisel by providing a forum for addressing controversial major political issues facing scholars, policy-makers, and the public. Each year, the Department of Political Studies invites a mid-career scholar to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario to deliver a major public lecture that addresses a timely political controversy, followed by a town hall style interactive discussion that is open to both the Queen’s and Kingston community.


Hayden King is Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing in Huronia, Ontario. The Executive Director of Yellowhead Institute and Advisor to the Dean of Arts on Indigenous Education at Ryerson University, Dr. King is also an adjunct professor (research) at Carleton University and senior fellow at Massey College as well as the co-founder of the Ogimaa Mikana Project.

The Yellowhead Institute generates critical policy perspectives in support of First Nation jurisdiction.


The event runs Thursday, November 1 from 4 to 5:30 pm in the Biosciences Complex Atrium, 116 Barrie Street.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca