Volume 13, Number 5 October 21, 2005

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RFK Jr. visits students

Robert Kennedy Jr. answers questions.

Robert Kennedy Jr. answers questions.

Photo by Lawrence McMahen

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. dropped into campus Oct. 12 to meet with Aboriginal students and answer questions about environmental issues, his strong suit as an environmental activist who often aligns with Aboriginal groups against corporations and governments.

A crowd of about 40 students, Aboriginal leaders and some U of S staff heard Kennedy field questions in Convocation Hall about what stance First Nations people could take on questions of development in northern Saskatchewan.

Before the meeting, Kennedy had spent an hour working out with a couple of students in the Physical Activity Complex fitness centre, and then jogged along the riverbank. That evening, he gave a speech to a Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations banquet at Centennial Auditorium.

A U of S official said Kennedy gave students a good message – that they can’t go it alone and must reach out for partnerships with non-Aboriginal people. “That’s key to what we’re trying to do as a University,” the official said.


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