Recent and Upcoming Visitors and Speakers

 

Distinguished Visiting Speaker

Dr. John Borrows

"Reading Law, Reading Stories"

March 08 to March 12, 2021

 

Schedule of Major Events:

March 08, 2021, 3:30 PM

Introductory live event to introduce Dr. John Borrows and to inform about the online format of the week-long virtual visit.

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March 09, 2021, 3:30 PM

Symposium on "Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism" 

Prerecorded presentations will be available for pre-screening. Discussion will be live via Zoom Cloud Meetings.
Indigenous traditions can be uplifting, positive, and liberating forces when they are connected to living systems of thought and practice. Problems arise when they are treated as timeless models of unchanging truth that require unwavering deference and unquestioning obedience. Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism celebrates the emancipatory potential of Indigenous traditions, considers their value as the basis for good laws and good lives, and critiques the failure of Canadian constitutional traditions to recognize their significance.

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March 10, 2021, 3:30 PM

"Law, Story, Dream: Indigenous Legal Traditions and Narrative Forms"

A precorded lecture will be available for pre-screening. Discussion will be live via Zoom Cloud Meetings.
This lecture will introduce your notion of “drawing out” law from narrative sources and dispel the colonial notion that Indigenous people “live more by habit and custom than by rule of law and order.” 

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March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM

Seminar with Graduate Students on Louise Erdrich's The Round House

Louise Erdrich’s 2012 novel, The Round House, is a remarkably hybrid text: at once horror story in the tradition of the uncanny and a reflection on law and sovereignty in the aftermath of cases like Oliphant v Suquamish (which stripped tribal courts of jurisdiction in criminal cases) and Dollar General (which threatened to strip tribal courts of jurisdiction in civil cases). 

March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM

Town and Gown Lecture: "Law's Indigenous Ethics"

A precorded lecture will be available for pre-screening. Discussion will be live via Zoom Cloud Meetings.
This lecture will examine the revitalization of Indigenous people’s relationship to their own laws and, in so doing, attempt to enrich Canadian constitutional law more generally. Organized around the seven Anishinaabe grandmother and grandfather teachings of love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty, and respect, the lecture explores ethics in relations to stories, title, treaties, legal education, and residential schools.

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March 12, 2021, 3:30 PM

"Writing as an Indigenous Practice"

A precorded lecture will be available for pre-screening. Discussion will be live via Zoom Cloud Meetings. This lecture will consider how Anishinaabe and other Indigenous norms can facilitate writing and reflection. One of the aims of the lecture is to build an interdisciplinary bridge between law and literature—and between scholars and students.

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Previous visitors & speakers:

Distinguished Visitor Dr. Lisa Gitelman, March 2018

Distinguished Visitor Dr. Julia Reinhard Lupton, October 2016

 

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