9 June 2017

In celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary, The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We desire a better country series has asked youth leaders and members of the Order of Canada across the country how they would perfect the idea of Canada. Five Foundation community members participated in this national tour. Videos of their presentations are available online:

Reconciling the Fruits of Citizenship
Wendell Adjetey, 2014 scholar, 31 May 2017, Toronto, ON

Belonging and Mutual Aid
Aaron Mills, 2014 scholar, 15 May 2017, Surrey, BC

Nature Deficit Disorder
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, 2006 mentor, 11 April 2017, Montréal, QC

Canada's Three Founding Nations
Phil Fontaine, board member, 13 March 2017, Saskatoon, SK

Fish and Indigenous Law
Zoe Todd, 2011 scholar, 6 March 2017, Yellowknife, NT

Wendell Adjetey

Wendell is examining how cross-border migrations in Great Lakes cities enabled Black people to effect political change in Canada and the US.

2014 Scholars

Aaron Mills

Aaron is examining the Anishnaabe legal tradition and how a revival of Indigenous legal orders will help Canadians to better understand Aboriginal issues.

2014 Scholars

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), she tackles the many issues indigenous peoples are facing today including environmental pollution and sustainable development.

2006 Mentors

Phil Fontaine

After having served as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for an unprecedented three terms, he now specializes in consultation and mediation services to Indigenous communities, all levels of government and business

2014 Directors

Zoe Todd

Zoe is examining the impact of mining development in the Northwest Territories on women's subsistence fishing

2011 Scholars