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With the Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, PC and other special guests.


The first installment of Hart House's Centennial Dialogue Series was an essential night of ideas, sharing and listening, as we welcomed a circle of esteemed Indigenous thinkers in conversation about the promise and potential of Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada.

Presented in partnership with Indigenous Student Services at First Nations House, University of Toronto, this event reimagined a formal debate hosted at Hart House in 1991 that featured the Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, PC, the first Indigenous woman elected to the Canadian parliament, a member of Cabinet and a member of the Dene Nation. 

This event offered an opportunity for Indigenous students, staff, faculty and community members to envision what Indigenous sovereignty could mean, in a conversation that provided a circle for Indigenous dialogue and a space for deep listening and learning for non-Indigenous guests.

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Hart House has a long history of facilitating future-thinking conversations that in themselves became historic occasions. As part of our 100th Anniversary celebrations, from May 2019 through May 2020, Hart House will host a Centennial Dialogue Series consisting of 4 special events – each featuring a reimagining of one of the key debates from the past. Set in Hart House’s Great Hall, this series will feature topics that are still essential today – presented with contemporary participants, context, formats, and nuance. Come and see the power of conversation at work in Hart House’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Dialogue Series.

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  • Date: Tue, May 28, 2019
  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EST) (1h)
  • Cost:
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  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Great Hall (1022)
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