Monday, 19 September 2011

Aboriginal Rights in the Arctic

Aboriginal Rights in the Arctic

Tony Penikett
(Former Premier, Yukon Territory)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 12.30-1.45 p.m.

Room G34, Ground Floor, Senate House [South Block]

0207 862 8871
University of London
Malet Street, London WC1

Tony Penikett's 25 years in politics included two years in Ottawa as Chief of Staff to federal New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent, MP; five terms in the Yukon Legislative Assembly, and two terms as Premier of Canada's Yukon Territory. His government negotiated final agreement for First Nation Land claims in the territory and passed pioneering education, health, language legislation, as well as leading a much-admired bottom-up economic planning process. Penikett entered politics after the miners at the northern Yukon Arctic asbestos mine, where he was shop steward, nominated him for the Territorial Legislature.

Penikett has also served as Deputy Minister of Negotiations and later, Labour for the Government of British Columbia. In 2006, Douglas and McIntyre published his book, Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making. He is also the author of two films: The Mad Trapper for BBC TV/ Time Life Films and La Patrouille Perdue for French television as well as several plays.

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