Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo was invited to speak on the rights of indigenous peoples.
His visit had been organized by the Centre of Canadian Studies, in association with the Global Justice Academy, to mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation. Signed in 1763, the proclamation acknowledged the rights and land-claims of North America’s aboriginal population.
“We are delighted to welcome the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations to Edinburgh, particularly at a time when the University is engaged in questions about global citizenship."
— Dr Annis May Timpson, Director of the Centre of Canadian Studies