He began his diplomatic career in what was then known as the Department of External Affairs now Global Affairs Canada in Upon his return from Cuba, he was appointed as director of security and intelligence for the Department of External Affairs. Finally, he was transferred back to Europe to serve as Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium from to
Bartleman had a distinguished career of more than 35 years in the Canadian foreign service. He began his diplomatic career in what was then known as the Department of External Affairs now the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in He was then made Canada's Ambassador to Cuba Havana from to Upon his return from Cuba, he was appointed as director of security and intelligence for the Department of External Affairs.
Finally, he was transferred back to Europe to serve as Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium from to Bartleman was director of security and intelligence for the Department of External Affairs at the time of the Air India Bombing.
On 3 Mayhe testified at the Air India Inquiry that he had presented an intelligence document to the RCMP warning of a possible attack days prior to the bombing. As is traditional to a vice-regal appointment, Mr. Bartleman has used his position to spearhead three initiatives that he personally identifies with and considers important.
During his mandate as Lieutenant Governor he sought to: Reduce the stigma of mental illness Fight racism and discrimination Promote literacy among First Nations children. To these ends he initiated the Lieutenant-Governor's Book Program inand has collected over 1.
Into further promote literacy and bridge building, His Honour initiated a program to pair up Native and non-Native schools in Ontario and Nunavutand set-up summer camps for literacy development in five northern First Nations communities. Bartleman was awarded the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for public service in Oct 03, · Bartleman said there is a growing gap grows between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples.
He gave the example of Duncan Campbell Scott, an early Canadian poet, who dehumanized and stereotyped “the native savage” in his literature. The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards will recognize excellence in short story and poetry writing. Four awards, worth $2, each, will be handed out annually to Aboriginal.
John Alan Beesley. Peter Mansbridge. Gordon Osbaldeston. Honours & Awards Overview Due Date Award Name Description Requirements May 31st James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award -Recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent.
-Creative pieces may include the following original work. James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award The Honourable James K. Bartleman served as Ontario’s 27 th Lieutenant Governor from to As a member of the Mnjikaning First Nation he was the first Aboriginal .
James Bartleman came to writing late in life after a career in Canada's Foreign Service and as Ontario's 27th lieutenant governor.
He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award.