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Cross-Cultural Stories on Treaties and Futurities with Dr. Juan Sánchez Martínez and Dr. Jula Hughes
Juan Guillermo Sánchez Martínez was born in Bakatá/Bogotá, in the Colombian Andes. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Canada). He coordinates the online multilingual anthology and exhibition Siwar Mayu, A River of Hummingbirds. He has published the following books of poetry: Uranio (2023), Bejuco (2021), Salvia (2014), Río (2010), and Altamar, awarded with the National Prize in Colombia in 2016 (University of Antioquia). He is the author of Memoria e invención en la poesía de Humberto Ak’abal(Abya-Yala, 2012). In 2019, he co-edited the volume Muyurina y el presente profundo with Quechua writer Fredy Roncalla (Pakarina/Hawansuyo), and he is currently co-editing Abiayalan Pluriverses. Bridging Indigenous Studies and Hispanic Studies with Gloria E. Chacón and Lauren Beck (Amherst College, 2024).
Dr. Jula Hughes is the Dean of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is the sole Northern Ontario law school and it focuses on three special mandates in Indigenous & Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources & Environmental Law, and small town, solo and rural practice. Dean Hughes is the recipient of multiple research grants, has published extensively in Canadian and international journals, has contributed chapters to various selections of essays and is a regular speaker at international, national and regional conferences. Her research focuses on judicial ethics, particularly the law and practice of judicial disqualification, criminal law, particularly the application of criminal law to marginalized populations, and Aboriginal law, particularly the legal recognition of and provision of services to off-reserve and non-status Indigenous People.