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Queen's University

Rights in a History of Wrongs: Indigenous Policy in Canada

February 1, 2013,  12:00 pm - 1:5 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

Bob Watts
Adjunct Professor, Fellow
School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

Some of Bob’s current work includes working on the Siting Process with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization and as an Adjunct Professor and Fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. Bob also works on a human rights matters and assisting corporations to development partnerships with Aboriginal communities. Bob is a frequent speaker regarding Aboriginal issues and in particular the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

He is a former CEO of the Assembly of First Nations and before that  the Interim Executive Director of the Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which will examine and make recommendations regarding the Indian Residential School era and its legacy. Bob lead the process, with support from across Canada and internationally, to establish the Commission. Bob served as the Chief of Staff to the AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine, and was a member of the team which negotiated the historic Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

A former Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of Canada, Bob is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Fellow at the Harvard Law School. Bob has been involved in many major Indigenous issues in Canada over the past twenty years.  Bob has taught, debated and lectured at a number of universities in Canada and the United States and at the Canada School of Public Service. Bob is from Mohawk and Ojibway ancestry and is a member of the Six Nations Reserve.


School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020