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Mir Winter Lecture Series presents Dr. Hugh Brody

The Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series will be starting its new season on February 23 with internationally recognized scholar, anthropologist, land claims researcher, policy adviser, film-maker and writer, Dr. Hugh Brody.

Dr. Hugh Brody will show a segment of his film Meaning of Life and share his research related to aboriginal land claims and aboriginal youth.

For the last 35 years, Dr. Brody has been involved in Aboriginal issues in Canada and internationally. His contributions to seeking change and justice for aboriginal communities began in the 1970s with the Land Use and Occupancy studies of northern Canada and as an expert witness for the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the Treaty 8 land claims. 

He has been a member of a World Bank Review of the Narmada Dam in India, the Director of the Snake River Review in Idaho and is currently the designer and coordinator of projects in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa on land use and economics of the Hai-kom Bushmen.  

“Dr. Brody’s repertoire and experience is simply amazing,” says Anni Holtby of the Mir Centre Programming Council. “We are extremely excited to bring him to our region. This Lecture is sure to be interesting and informative and a great start to the Mir Winter Lecture Series.”

Educated at Oxford and an honorary associate of the Scott Polar Institute, Dr. Brody now holds a Senior Canada Research Chair at the University of the Fraser Valley, a seven-year appointment by the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

His many publications include nine books, (including Maps and Dreams and The Other Side of Eden), over fifty essays and 12 documentary films (including The Washing of Tears, Time Immemorial and Inside Australia).

Dr. Brody will be speaking in room S113 at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10 at door. 

For more information on this or other upcoming Mir Lectures, please visit selkirk.ca/mir.