Treaty Talk: Reciprocity in Prayers, Songs, Whispers, Stories, Oaths and Writing

Visiting Speaker: Dr. Tracey Lindberg, Indigenous studies and Indigenous law at Athasbasca University and The University of Ottawa
When: Thursday, February 9, 2017 (3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Where: Humanities Centre L-1


Treaty Talk: Reciprocity in Prayers, Songs, Whispers, Stories, Oaths and Writing
The Biennial Orlando Lecture will celebrate the department of English and Film Studies commitment to feminist literary history and discipline-challenging texts and methodologies.

Dr. Tracey Lindberg
Tracey Lindberg is a citizen of As'in'i'wa'chi Ni'yaw Nation Rocky Mountain Cree and hails from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community. She is an award-winning academic writer and teaches Indigenous studies and Indigenous law at Athabasca Univeristy (where she held a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Legal Orders, Laws and Traditions) and at University of Ottawa. She holds the Doctor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and the Master of Laws from Harvard. Among her many academic publications, she coauthored Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies as well as writing essays on Indigenous legal theory and indigenous academia, among other topics. She has academic work forthcoming on legal and land issues of the Lubicon Lake Nation and the Kelly Lake Nation and on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Western Canada.

In addition to her work as a legal scholar, Professor Lindberg is a documentary filmmaker, blues singer, and acclaimed author. Her first novel, Birdie (2015) has accrued numerous accolades including being a finalist for Canada Reads.

In her own words Tracy Lindberg "sings the blues loudly, talks quietly and is next in a long line of argumentative Cree women."

Tracey Lindberg

Sponsored by:
English and Film Studies
Faculty of Arts
Kule Institute for Advanced Study
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker Grants