Regional Workshops offer the opportunity for Memorial University faculty, staff and students to meet with regional stakeholders, to discuss topics of mutual interest. The purpose of a Regional Workshop is to explore ways of creating sustainable social and economic regions, and to identify possible future opportunities for research, teaching and outreach.
The Harris Centre Memorial Presents/ Regional Workshop in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador was held May 13-14, 2008. The planning partner was the Central Labrador Economic Development Board (Zone 3).
On the evening of May 13, the Harris Centre hosted a 'Memorial Presents' public policy forum titled: "Self-Government or Self-Administration? Aboriginal Governance in Labrador." The keynote speakers were Dr. Larry Felt, professor of Sociology at Memorial University and Dr. David Natcher, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. The panelists for the event were Ernie McLean, Deputy Mayor of the Town of North West River and Chair of the Central Labrador Economic Development Board, and Peter Penashue, Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation.
More than 60 participants attended the Regional Workshop. The sessions were divided thematically into: Healthcare; Northern Research/Education; Natural Resources and Cultural Tourism. Forty-two follow-up opportunities were identified at the workshop.
A report from this workshop is available at: