Truth and Reconciliation chair addresses Canada and global Indigeneity

Sinclair Historica Chair
Sinclair Historica Chair

Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will examine what Canada can learn from Indigenous societies around the world on March 30 at York University’s annual Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History.

Murray Sinclair
Justice Murray Sinclair

Sinclair’s talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada,” will address what non-aboriginal Canadians should learn from other societies when it comes to their relationship with Indigenous people.

“Sinclair has been praised for his work on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission,” said York Professor Marcel Martel, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS), who holds the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History. “He is a remarkable public speaker and those who have attended his talks have found him inspiring and challenging.”

Justice Sinclair’s public lecture is part of a series of scholarly activities organized by the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History in collaboration with the Department of History, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and the Archives of Ontario. Learn more by visiting

The Avie Bennett Historica Chair was established at York University in 2004 by the Historica Foundation of Canada, endowed by York Chancellor Emeritus Avie Bennett. Its purpose is to promote the study of Canada’s heritage and ensure the academic vitality of the discipline.

The public lecture will be held at 7pm in the Moot Court of Osgoode Hall Law School, in the Ignat Kaneff Building on York University’s Keele campus.