Rise Up with Senator Murray Sinclair

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

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ANFCA and Rise Up are excited to be hosting Senator Murray Sinclair on January 15th @ 4:30 pm for a speaking engagement focused on the Senator’s journey and youth empowerment


At this event, all participants will be observers, with the exception of the Rise Up youth. There will, however, be the potential to ask questions through a moderator.

Please register as soon as possible, as there is also a registration limit for this event.

If any of you have any questions, or are having trouble registering please contact either Kody Taylor (si@anfca.com) or Craig Farkash (youth@anfca.com)




Senator Murray Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years. He was the first Aboriginal Judge appointed in Manitoba and Canada’s second.

He served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As head of the TRC, he participated in hundreds of hearings across Canada, culminating in the issuance of the TRC’s report in 2015. He also oversaw an active multi-million-dollar fundraising program to support various TRC events and activities, and to allow survivors to travel to attend TRC events.

Senator Sinclair has been invited to speak throughout Canada, the United States and internationally, including the Cambridge Lectures for members of the Judiciary of various Commonwealth Courts in England.

He served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Manitoba. He was very active within his profession and his community and has won numerous awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (1994) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) from Indspire, the Manitoba Bar Association’s Equality Award (2001) and its Distinguished Service Award (2016). He most recently received the President’s Award from the Canadian Bar Association (2018), the SSHRC Impact Award (2019), the Symons Medal (2019), Humane Canada Leadership and Innovation Award (2020) and the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship (2020).

Senator Sinclair has received Honorary Doctorates from seventeen Canadian universities. Senator Sinclair was appointed to the Senate on April 2, 2016.

While in the Senate, he has served on the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and Rights of Parliament and as Chair of the Senate Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee.


Rise Up with Senator Murray Sinclair
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