Advisory councils bring other view points, broader experiences, guidance and networking; all so very important as we transition from phase one of the Crawford Chair to the much broadened phase two.
The National Advisory Council met yesterday to focus on the issues surrounding this very transition. As it currently stands we operate with three advisory groups, some of whom sit on more than one of our councils. As phase two becomes operational in 2014, much discussion ensued about the make-up of the new council, how one ensures not only representation across the diversity of Aboriginal Canada, but how these representatives may be part of their own broader network to expand the reach of the Crawford Chair. A draft matrix for consideration of the Advisory Council will be developed in the weeks ahead with a target date of March 31 for a new Advisory Council. This Council will then meet at CBU in early June to focus further on the transition and national expansion. Keith brown