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- Reconciliation Summer Reading List? “At the Bridge: An Anthropology of Belonging”
[EDITOR NOTE: I wrote this blog piece for my personal blog rebeccaj63.wordpress.com], but I am re-posting it here as I think it is something that may be of interest to Law folks looking for resources for TRC-engaged teaching and learning. This book is a goldmine re h TRC#28’s call for education ab … Read more »
- Truth and Reconciliation – A Place to Start
[Note from Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson: We came across this lovely TRC Action Plan, produced by Sarah Robinson, a former law student. It left us thinking about all the different ways people might not only think about their own TRC learning plans, but also about the ways such plans might be … Read more »
- Ceremony as Remedy? A Heiltsuk resource for doing TRC#28 work in the law school.
Bella Bella Big House – Photo credit Charity Gladstone/Canadian Press In the fall of 2019, the news carried the story of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter who were detained and handcuffed in the context of trying to open a bank account at a branch of the Bank of Montreal in Vancouver. In shor … Read more »
- Of expertise, ‘activism’, and substantive equality for Indigenous Canadians
Introduction This is a case note about R v Heimbecker, 2019 SKQB 204 and a meditation on some mechanisms by which colonial courts fail to accord substantive equality to Indigenous people within Canadian legal processes. In Heimbecker, a Saskatchewan judge declined to allow Senator Kim Pate to testif … Read more »
- Implementing Indigenous Law in Agreements – Learning from “An Agreement Concerning the Stewardship of the Witness Blanket”
In October of 2019, through ceremony conducted in Kumugwe (the K’omoks First Nation Bighouse), the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and Artist Carey Newman entered into “An Agreement Concerning the Stewardship of the Witness Blanket – A National Monument to Recognize the Atrocities of Indian … Read more »