Archived: William Wuttunee returns to Mount Royal University

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SAMRU’s Native Student Centre welcomes lawyer, former chief, and author William Wuttunee back to Mount Royal University as part of the NSC’s Speaker Series. William Wuttunee will be discussing Aboriginal issues, Canada’s Indigenous activism and answering questions.

 “As the first First Nations lawyer to be admitted to the bar in Western Canada, Wuttunee made substantial contributions to native rights. In 1961, he founded and became the first chief of the National Indian Council. The Council was renamed the National Indian Brotherhood in 1968 and became known as the Assembly of First Nations in 1982.

Wuttunee is considered one of Canada’s foremost authorities on Aboriginal affairs. He is also an author, expressing contentious arguments regarding First Nations and prevailing federal policy in a 1971 book titled “Ruffled Feathers: Indians in Canadian Society.” –

The event takes place on Monday, March 9th at 9:30 a.m. in room EA 1053. All members of the MRU campus community are invited to attend.

For more information please contact the Native Student Centre: or email Cory Cardinal, Native Student Centre Coordinator at or call 403-440-7795.