|Honorary Degree recipient, Chief Ted Moses, 1996 (University Secretary fonds)|
Convocation date: June 27, 1996
Special Convocation: Convocation held in conjuction with 1996 SSHRC Summer Institute 'Cultural Restoration of Oppressed Indigeous Peoples'
Discipline / contribution: human rights
Citation / biographical information:
Chief Ted Moses, who will be delivering an address to the special Convocation, currently is the ambassador to the United Nations fo the Grand Council of the Crees (of Quebec).Degree received: Doctor of Laws
Educated at Ryerson and McGill University, he has had a life-long commitment to aboriginal human rights.
Prior to his election as grand chief in 1984, he played a prominent role in the negotiation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.
He was also instrumental in getting formal NGO status for the James Bay Crees at the UN. MOreover, he was the chief negotiator behind the implementation of both the Cree School Board and the Cree Hunters and Trappers Income Security Board. From 1987 to 1990, he was chief and mayor of the village of Easmain, Quebec.
He subsequently was the first indigenous Canadian to be elected rapporteur for a UN seminar on the effects of racism on social and economic relations between indigenous peoples and states.
[On Campus News, 24 May 1996]
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