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The Seven Grandmothers: Indigenous Law: Treaties, Love and Truth

The Seven Grandmothers: Indigenous Law: Treaties, Love and Truth
15 King's College Circle, UC 140
Time: Oct 16th, 4:30 pm End: Oct 16th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Law, Faculty of , Indigenous, Ethics, Canada, 2000-
Lecture by John Borrows

University College presents

F.E.L. Priestley Memorial Lectures in the History of Ideas

Professor John Borrows
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law
Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership 
University of Victoria 

October 16, 17 and 18, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

University College
15 King's College Circle, Toronto
Room UC 140

The Seven Grandmothers

October 16 Indigenous Law: Treaties, Love and Truth

October 17 Ethics: Aboriginal Rights, Bravery and Humility

October 18 Canada's Constitution: Wisdom, Honesty & Respect 

The Seven Grandmothers: Indigenous Law, Ethics & Canada's Constitution

Anishinaabe peoples' often organize their legal aspirations through  seven grandmother teachings: love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom,  honesty and respect. This lecture will consider Canadian  constitutional law, and its interaction with Indigenous peoples'  laws, through this lens. In the process the event will examine  questions related to Indigenous treaties, governance, and education.  Questions addressed will include: How is love relevant to regulation  and dispute resolution – particularly when considering treaties?  What is the role of relative truth in the law – especially when we  consider law’s so-called foundational sources and force? Is bravery  a constitutional value and can it be applied in an Aboriginal rights  context? Does humility have a place in helping us understand  Aboriginal title’s relationship with private property? Can wisdom be  specifically invoked to require more holistic approaches to learning  which take us outside of the classroom and onto the land? Can  honesty assist us in acknowledging Canadian law’s syncretic nature –  and can this effect how we teach law? Can respect be activated to  inculcate mutual responsibilities in Indigenous/settler relations –  especially when residential schools are at issue?

Faculty, staff, students and the public are cordially invited.
No registration necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you require special accommodation in order to attend this event, please inform us by October 10, 2017.

For more information contact uc.rsvp@utoronto.ca.


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