WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg presents the Sanford Riley Fellow John Milloy, Professor of History of Trent University, who will speak on Monday, October 25, 2010, at 7:00 pm for the Riley Fellowship Lecture 2010 on Indian Residential Schools – The Continuing White Plague – How the residential schools are still with us in different but equally negative ways). The lecture will take place in Convocation Hall, (2nd Floor of Wesley Hall, 515 Portage Ave,). Milloy is one of Canada’s most prominent historians on Indian Residential Schools and special advisor to Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Canadians Should be Informed
“I believe that all Canadians have an obligation to inform themselves on the legacy of residential schools,” said Nolan Reilly, Director of the Riley Centre. “We are fortunate to have Professor Milloy here to invigorate that process.”
Professor Milloy specializes in history, particularly British Imperial policy toward aboriginal peoples and Plains Cree history as a member of Trent’s Department of Indigenous Studies.
He is the author of A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, a researcher- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 1996 and a Special Historical Advisor to Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Promotes the Study & Dissemination of Canadian History
The Riley Fellowship in Canadian History promotes the study and dissemination of Canadian history. This fellowship awarded annually is given to a scholar or scholars of Canadian history interested in pursuing and sharing their interest in the study of Canada with the faculty and students at The University of Winnipeg and interested members of the community.
Funding for the Riley Fellowship in Canadian History is made possible through a generous endowment from Sandy and Deborah Riley of Winnipeg, who are enthusiastic students of the history of Canada. Sandy is a former Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg and a vigorous supporter of Canada’s National History Society.