MEDIA RELEASE: 5th Annual Dr. Jennifer Keck Lecture Series on Social Justice

Mar 7, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE: 5th Annual Dr. Jennifer Keck Lecture Series on Social Justice

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The Fifth Annual Dr. Jennifer Keck Lecture Series on Social Justice will feature Grand Chief Stan Louttit as the keynote speaker. The Jennifer Keck Lectures will be held on March 14th and 15th .


Stan Louttit currently serves as the Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council. He is well known for his commitment to improving the quality of life and raising awareness around issues affecting the people of the Mushkegowuk territory. His lectures will address issues such as the housing crisis and situation in Attawapiskat and other Cree communities, as well as the historical events (residential schools, treaties) impacting on the lives of First Nations people.
The Council of Mushkegowuk Chiefs is the voice of the Cree communities on the James Bay Coast and those within the southern traditional inland boundaries of the Cree people. The First Nations communities of the James Bay coast include Moose Cree, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and Kashechewan. 
Stan Louttit has been active in local and regional issues both as an administrator and elected politician for over 25 years.
All are welcome at three free events:

·         A public lecture, Wednesday, March 14th 2012 at 7pm at the Laurentian University Fraser Auditorium.

·         A community dialogue, Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 10am at the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre.

·         A talk for students, Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 2:30 in the University of Sudbury’s  Canisius Hall


This lecture series commemorates the late Dr. Jennifer Keck, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, Laurentian University. A committed social activist, she had a tremendous impact on her colleagues, the School and the community.


For more information please contact:
Carol Kauppi
Professor, School of Social Work and
Director, Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy