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MACLEAN’S: Murray and Niigaan Sinclair, the father-son duo working toward reconciliation—and opening Canada’s eyes

Father and son named to 2022 Power List

February 10, 2022 — 

Murray and Niigaan Sinclair have been named to Maclean’s 2022 Power List of 50 Canadians who are forging paths, leading the debate and shaping how we think and live.

As Maclean’s writes:

As in 2021, our ranking hews toward good-faith actors pursuing positive change, even if their approaches, or their notions of positive, are not universally shared.

And again, we’ve looked beyond mere status. The nabobs of banking, lobbying, telecom and other arms of the establishment must do more than occupy corner offices to merit berths on our ranking.

The result, we believe, is a list that reflects the pressing issues facing the country, and the opportunities ahead. Attentive readers will notice that Canadians who guided us through the first years of the pandemic—public health leaders, epidemiologists—have given way in this year’s ranking to those who will guide us out of it.

In their listing for Murray, a Robson Hall Faculty of Law graduate [LLB/79] and UM honorary degree recipient [LLD/02]—and Niigaan, an influential Indigenous Studies professor and head of the department, Maclean’s states, “If Murray Sinclair was the first person in the room, his son is trying to change the room altogether.”

Read how The Honourable Murray Sinclair, former Senator and UM Faculty of Law alum, and his son Niigaan, influential Indigenous studies professor and acting department head, have been named to Maclean’s 2022 Power List.

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