Events and Speakers 2017-2018
Date and Time
Indian Residential Schools
Lynda Hamoline, B.S.W.Outreach OfficerCoordinated Community Liaison UnitIndian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat
Meeting for the 1Ls.
1.5 hour Aboriginal Perspectives.
Monday January 30, 2016
12:00 - 1:30
We have brought in a wide variety of speakers in relation to Aboriginal issues.
Our Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA) also organized a Winter Feast. The potluck for all students, staff and honoured guests showed a real coming together of our community at the law school.
After lunch, Adam Fiddler, a first-year law student who was formerly Chief of Sandy Lake First Nation told us some stories of how his community celebrates Christmas and other times when feasts occur. "Fiddler's Fables" was a great time of learning from Adam about his community with a culture that is quite unique.
This winter feast is a tradition we look forward to carrying on each year (and probably a Fall Feast each year as well!).
The ILSA also collected food for a local women's shelter - and rather than collecting canned items, we were encouraged to bring fresh food. The photo on the left shows just some of the food collected.
Speakers related to Aboriginal issues - 2013-14
|"Return to Manomin" - a film about an Aboriginal family returning to their traditional wild rice gathering practices|
|Parts 4 & 5 of "Walk a Mile" film & discussion on the issues raised about Aboriginal issues and racial understanding in Thunder Bay|
|Presentation of "Walk a Mile" film (Parts 1, 2 & 3) & discussion on the issues raised about Aboriginal issues and understanding in Thunder Bay|
Catherine Beamish, Beamish & Associates - Sioux Lookout
Tom Morris - President/CEO of Wasaya Airways, Wasaya Group
Ernest Beck - Executive Director of Tikinagan Child and Family Services
"In the trenches" - practicing law for First Nation clients, especially in rural and remote communities.
Panel discussion with a question period thereafter.
|NAN Justice Summit||We covered the registration for 26 of our students to attend the NAN Justice Summit, including hearing the keynote speaker, John McCamus, Chair of Legal Aid Ontario|
|The Honourable Frank Iaccobucci|
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries: Report of the Review conducted by the Honourable Frank Iaccobucci
November 4, 2013
|Sharing his story - surviving residential school, the impact on family and the process of healing|
October 28, 2013
|A discussion panel of residential school generational impact|
October 23, 2013
|Justice Murray Sinclair|
Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
|Residential Schools Settlement Agreement|
Adjudicator in the Independent Assessment Process for Indian Residential Schools Canada hearings
|Claims Adjudication and the impact of Residential Schools|
October 9, 2013
|Professor Eric Adams|
University of Alberta, Faculty of Law
|Ghosts in Court: How History Shapes Modern Aboriginal Rights|
|Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux|
VP Aboriginal Initiatives, Lakehead University
|Spoke on the current realities for Aboriginal Peoples and the need for action|
|What work the NAN Legal Services does and opportunities for students to be involved|