List of Speakers

Opening Night: Thursday, October 19; 7pm

Special Ceremony acknowledging that the Conference takes place on unceded Abenaki Land. Led by Réjean O’Bomsawin, Abenaki Spiritual Leader and Council Member.

Keynote Address: Abel Bossum, Grand Chief of the Cree.

List of Speakers:

Indigenous Delegates:

Cristiane Julião, of the Pankararu First Nation, Brazil

Abel Bosum, Grand Chief of the Cree

Réjean O’Bomsawin, Abenaki Spiritual Leader and Council Member

Bianca Martin, Mi’kmaq

George Guanish, Naskapi

Loretta Robinson, Naskapi

Social Movement Delegates:

Jean Ann Bellini—Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT), Brazil

Euzamara Carvalho: Movimento de Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) do Brasil

Oriel Rodrigues Moraes, Coordenação Nacional de Articulação das Comunidades Negras Rurais Quilombolas

Charles Bois, L’Union Paysanne

Devlin Kuyek: GRAIN

Maxime Laplante, L’Union Paysanne

Reg Phalen, National Farmers Union of Canada

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Rede Social, Brasil

Academic Delegates:

Maria Goretti Dal Bosco (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

Alessandra Devulsky (Université de Montréal)

Priscylla Joca (Université de Montréal)

Liana Amin Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Paraná)

Dan Furukawa Marques (University of Ottawa, Bishop’s)

Marie-Cristina Vidotte Blanco Tárrega, Universidade Federal de Goias

Cristiano Therrien (Université de Montréal)

Carla Vladiane de Alvez Leite, (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Paraná)

Avril Aitken (Bishop’s University)

Stephane Beaulac (Université de Montréal)

Mary Ellen Donnan (Bishop’s University)

Konstantia Koutouki (Université de Montréal)

Jean Manore (Bishop’s University)

For more information, contact: Bruce Gilbert at bgilbert@ubishops.ca; 819-822-9600 ext. 2075.