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  • Thought Provoker: Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

    Watching the slow, agonizing implosion of Canada's Senate inspires Professor Wesley-Esquimaux to articulate ideas to make Canada work better.
    Posted date : May 23, 2013
    Length of video: 00:03:03
  • Thought Provoker: Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

    The Harper government is telling First Nations it must agree not to challenge its legislation in court before it will release funding to the reserves. That's blackmail, say aboriginal leaders.
    Posted date : March 26, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:10
  • Thought Provoker: Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

    Aboriginal issues have been front and centre recently in both Ontario and nationally. Ms. Wesley-Esquimaux is ONW's newest Thought Provoker and a professor deeply involved in aboriginal issues.
    Posted date : February 13, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:11
Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux
Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is the Nexen Chair in Aboriginal Leadership at the Banff Centre in Alberta, a Status Only Asst. Professor at the FIFSW, an Adjunct Asst. Professor at Carlton, an Advisory Member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, a member of the Lake Simcoe Science Advisory Committee, a Lady of the Lake, and an active and engaging media representative. She is interested in environmental and humanitarian causes and is actively engaged in a variety of initiatives across Canada. Her research and academic writing is directed towards understanding Historic and Intergenerational Trauma primarily within the Aboriginal community. Cynthia is a member and resident of the Chippewa of Georgina Island First Nation in Lake Simcoe, and has dedicated her life to building bridges of understanding between people. Cynthia sees endless merit in bringing people from diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds together to engage in practical dialogue, and is deeply committed to public education and active youth engagement. She co-founded and helps run a youth project out of the University of Toronto Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, and more information on the Canadian Roots Exchange can be found at: /