Maria Lucas is a Black-Métis woman whose heritage inspired her to study Indigenous-Crown relations. Lucas speaks from her lens as a lawyer, but also includes her Catholic traditions. Learning to live in the tension of it all Maria Lucas provides valuable insights for educators on how to approach Reconciliation through intercultural and interreligious understanding. Maria Lucas speaks about the importance for educators to know the significance of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), the words of Pope Francis during the Indigenous delegation’s visit to Rome in April 2022, as well as, the forthcoming Papal visit to Canada.
Maria Lucas has been interviewed on numerous occassions but the podcast interview done with Honourable Graydon Nicholas hosted by MP Garnet Genuis is what inspired Frances Maddalozzo to fine tune to Lucas’ intercultural and interreligious perspective.
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