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- Art, Law, and Community: Truth and Reconciliation through Art
By: Julie Tucker & Gemma Smyth 28. We call upon law schools in Canada to require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aborigin … Read more »
- Loving, Working, and Living on Stolen Land: People of Colour, Settler Colonialism & White Supremacy
This past August, I participated in the Blanket Exercise organized by the Faculty of Law University of Windsor with our incoming law students. The narrative exercise, designed by KAIROS (though slightly modified by Windsor Law), is intended to educate participants of the brutal genocide of Indigenou … Read more »
- Xwelíqwiya – The Life of a Stó:lō Matriarch
In a recent conversation, Gillian Calder commented on how helpful she has found the IFLS blog (thanks Sonia Lawrence at Osgoode!), and particularly those posts titled “What we are doing/reading/thinking”. These posts point/link to interesting texts (without worrying about doing the full out sugges … Read more »
- Gladue reports in the classroom: a group project from the Nunavut Law Program
Koojesse Inlet, Iqaluit in late September 2017 Benjamin Ralston – firstname.lastname@example.org What follows is a brief description of a group project that I put together for a course during the first year of the University of Saskatchewan’s Nunavut Law Program. While the context in which this assignmen … Read more »
- Wild Mushrooms or Wild Land: Do you have permission to pick wild food on “Crown” land?
Earlier this summer, I stumbled onto a patch of resistance to reconciliation. My fellow settler neighbours did not agree that the “Crown” land behind their homes was the traditional, unceded territory of the Secwepemc Nation. My neighbours assumed that all non-reserve land had to belong to the gover … Read more »