Friday, June 28, 2019

Historians at the Order of Canada

Good to see Arthur J. Ray, Skip to his friends, on the list of new appointments to the Order of Canada. He has been honoured for his long list of groundbreaking works on fur trade history and indigenous-settler relations, and also for his long record of providing expert witness in land claims and aboriginal title court cases (about which he also wrote a book, Telling It To The Judge. He's also my co-author on the Illustrated History of Canada.  Skip joins the order at the "officer" level.
Also appointed: Marie Battiste, Mik'maw scholar and education prof at the University of Saskatchewan for her scholarship and activism on indigenous education and her many publications in the field.
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