October 18, 2019 (7:00 pm)
Location: KCIC Auditorium
In conjunction with the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association, the Departments of Politics and History and Classics are excited to present the 2019 H.T. Reid Lecture.
Dr. Shiri Pasternak will give the keynote lecture on Friday at 7pm, entitled Assimilation or Segregation? A Talk on the Status of Indigenous Economic Rights in Canada.
Dr. Pasternak is the author of the award-winning book Grounded Authority: the Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State and the Research Director for the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led think tank based in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University.
For more information, visit the H.T. Reid Lecture Series website:https://arts.acadiau.ca/HTReidlectureSeries.html
About the H.T. Reid Lecture Series
The H.T. Reid Lecture Series was established in 1958 in order to give the opportunity to an “eminent scholar or person of affairs” to publicly address the university community on issues of politics and history.
While the lecture was originally intended to address issues concerning the British Commonwealth, it now also explores contemporary social, economic, and political issues at global, national, regional and local levels. Nova Scotia’s rich and contested history (including Mi’kmaq/Settler relations, the Acadian Expulsion, and the Afro-Nova Scotian experience) offers an important context in which H.T. Reid Lecture awardees are able to explore historical and contemporary political issues.
Harvey T. Reid of Hartland New Brunswick graduated from Acadia in 1912. He went on to be a Rhodes Scholar and, after being wounded in service during WWI, moved to Minnesota where he established a successful law practice and publishing business.