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  • 1.   The Indigenous Education Network Presents: Aboriginal Education and Reconciliation with Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Steven.Vanloffeld@utoronto.caWho: Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and ReconciliationCommission of CanadaWhere: OISE Nexus Community Lounge, 12th Floor, 252 Bloor Street WestWhen: Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. “It has been through the use of an education system by the Canadian government that we have established and created the situation that exists within aboriginal communities and within aboriginal families in this country…it is through the educational system that non-aboriginal Canadians have been taught what theyve come to learn about aboriginal people, or not learned about aboriginal people in this country…we believe it is through the educational system that that information can be corrected.” – Hon. Justice SinclairBIO: The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the ProvincialCourt of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queens Bench of Manitoba in January 2001.He was Manitobas first Aboriginal Judge.Born and raised in the Selkirk area north of Winnipeg, Justice Sinclair graduated from his high schoolas class valedictorian and athlete of the year in 1968. After serving as Special Assistant to the AttorneyGeneral of Manitoba, Justice Sinclair attended the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba and, in1979, graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.He has been awarded a National Aboriginal Achievement award in addition to many other communityservice awards, as well as Honourary Degrees from the University of Manitoba, the University ofOttawa, and St. John’s College (University of Manitoba). He is an adjunct professor of Law and anadjunct professor in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba.As Canada’s largest and most influential faculty of education OISE is a leader in Aboriginal education and is among thefirst Canadian faculties of education to prioritize Aboriginal values and educational research following the signing of theAccord on Indigenous Education by the Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) in June 2010.