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Canadian Indigenous Symposium

On Tuesday 7th May 2013, the Faculty of Law was host to the Canadian Indigenous Symposium - a sharing of research on Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

What: Canadian Indigenous Symposium, hosted by Associate Professor Jacinta Ruru, Faculty of Law, University of Otago
When: 5.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday 7th May 2013
Where: Seminar Room 5, 10th floor, Faculty of Law, Richardson Building
Who: Leading academics from Canada and the University of Otago share their research on Indigenous peoples in Canada

Presentations by:

  • Associate Professor Brenda Gunn, Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Associate Professor Constance MacIntosh, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University and Director of the Dalhousie Health Law Institute, Canada
  • Professor Brian Noble, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Associate Professor Janine Hayward, Department of Politics, University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Dr Angela Wanhalla, Department of History and Art History, University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand

Sessions chaired by: Dr Lyn Carter, Te Tumu; Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law; Dr Mick Strack, Department of Surveying.

Topics included:

  • "Taking Action to Implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”
  • “Intermarriage, the Canadian Fur-Trade and Colonialism: Tracing the Life of Agnes Harrold (1831-1903)”
  • "Starting from Secwepemc Territorial Authority: Responding to Ancestors, Berries, Mining, and the recognition of Aboriginal rights in the Canadian constitution"
  • "Entrenching Treaty Rights - would Māori get a better deal in Canada?”
  • "The Role of State Law in Food Insecurity and Unsafe Drinking Water in Indigenous Communities in Canada"

Nga mihi
Dr Jacinta Ruru
Associate Professor