The First Nations Studies Program and the First Nations House of Learning at UBC present
THE TSILHQOT’IN TITLE CASE: A CONVERSATION WITH CHIEF ROGER WILLIAM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 1:00-1:45 THE TSILHQOT’IN TITLE CASE WIN 2:00-3:20 TEZTAN BINY (FISH LAKE): FROM NEW PROSPERITY MINE TO DASIQOX TRIBAL PARK
Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, First Nations House of Learning, Musqueam Territory, UBC
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CHIEF ROGER WILLIAM (XENI GWET’IN)
Chief Roger William (Xeni Gwet’in) has been in leadership for his community for more than 25 years, serving as Plaintiff in the landmark Tsilhqot’in Title case, which was recently the subject of the Supreme Court of Canada’s first declaration of Aboriginal title. He is Vice-Chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government. Growing up speaking the Tsilhqot’in language and learning the songs and stories of his nation, Chief William is also a skilled drummer as well as a horseman whose rodeo and mountain-race wins are legendary in Tsilhqot’in territory. Committed to moving forward with his people while inspiring knowledge of language and culture among youth, Chief William is a dynamic and engaging speaker He will be speaking about the Title case win, its significance for Tsilhqot’in people, and its importance for all Canadians.