Join panelists Val Napoleon, Harold Johnson, and Margery Fee, moderated by Pamela Palmater for a discussion about decolonization and reconciliation, exploring Indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and how to
Join panelists Val Napoleon, Harold Johnson, and Margery Fee, moderated by Pamela Palmater for a discussion about decolonization and reconciliation, exploring Indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and how to take part in shaping a healthy, harmonious Canada in tandem with Indigenous nations. Closed captioning sponsored by Another Story Bookshop.
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Harold R. Johnson
Harold R. Johnson has a law degree from Harvard University and is the author of six books, including the bestseller Firewater, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction. He lives in La Ronge, SK.
Margery Fee, PhD, FRSC, is Professor Emerita, UBC. Recent publications are Literary Land Claims (2015); Tekahionwake: E. Pauline Johnson’s Writings on Native North America (2016), with Dory Nason; Polar Bear (2019) and On the Cusp of Contact: Gender, Space and Race in the Colonization of British Columbia: Essays by Jean Barman (2020).
Dr. Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation. She has four university degrees, including a doctorate in law. Pam has worked with First Nations for 25+ years advancing native education, sovereignty and nationbuilding. She currently holds the position of Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.
Val Napoleon is Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance at the University of Victoria. She has taught and published extensively on aboriginal legal issues, Indigenous law and legal theories, Indigenous feminisms, governance, critical restorative justice, oral traditions, and Indigenous legal research methodologies.
Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships
While colonial imposition of the Canadian legal order has undermined Indigenous law, creating gaps and sometimes distortions, Indigenous peoples have taken up the challenge of rebuilding their laws, governance, and economies. Indigenous conceptions of land and property are central to this project.
Cry Wolf: Inquest Into the True Nature of a Predator
Growing up on a northern trap line, Harold Johnson was taught to keep his distance from wolves. For decades, wolves did the same for humans. But now this seems to be changing. In 2005, twenty-two-year-old Kenton Carnegie was killed in a wolf attack near his work camp. Part story, part forensic analysis, Cry Wolf examines this and other attacks, showing how we fail to take this apex predator seriously at our own peril.
AuthorHarold R. Johnson
Literary Land Claims
Indigenous people have long been represented as roaming “savages” without land title and without literature. Literary Land Claims analyzes works by writers who resist these dominant notions and posits that literary studies needs a new critical narrative, one that engages with the ideas of Indigenous writers and intellectuals.
Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence is the second collection of writings by Palmater. In keeping with her previous works, numerous op-eds, media commentaries, YouTube channel videos and podcasts, Palmater’s work is fiercely anti-colonial, anti-racist, and more crucial than ever before.
Palmater addresses a range of Indigenous issues — empty political promises, ongoing racism, sexualized genocide, government lawlessness, and the lie that is reconciliation — and makes the complex political and legal implications accessible to the public.
(Saturday) 5:10 pm - 5:55 pm EST