Presenter: Marilyn Buffalo
Senior Indigenous Advisor to the University of Alberta
Where: Garneau United Church 11148 – 84 Avenue
When: Sunday, November 19 at 12 noon
A light lunch will be provided.
Marilyn Buffalo grew up in the Garneau area.
Possible issues that Marilyn will address:
What inspired, motivated the university to create her position?
The problems the university was experiencing related to indigenous programming.
Aspects lacking in indigenous student recruitment, curriculum, hiring appropriate faculty, development, housing, etc.
Did the university have philosophical problems in creating an indigenous centred program?
The hopes and expectations the university set out for the candidate for the Advisor position.
Marilyn’s motivation in applying for the position.
The aspects of Marilyn’s upbringing, background and education fit her for the job.
Which aspects of the position have lived up to her expectations.
The progress the university has made in the area of indigenous education and where it is still failing.
In what respects does she feel she has helped?
What hopes does she have for future developments?