First Nations’ Rights: The Gap Between Law and Practice: A Series of Five Talks
The 2011-2012 series was sponsored by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group (HTG), Amnesty International and the Vancouver Public Library
ALL TALKS IN THE SERIES: 1. Grace Woo: Ghost Dancing with Colonialism | 2. Robert Morales: Seeking Justice Elsewhere | 3. Kenneth Deer: Indigenous Rights in the UN System | 4. Cindy Blackstock: Discrimination in Canada & a landmark human rights case | 5. Sarah Morales: Coast Salish Legal Traditions & the Canadian State
Sarah explained Coast Salish legal traditions —snuw’uyulh— and their displacement during and after the colonial period. She also examined legal pluralism and the potential for such a system today in Canada.
Jean Kavanagh, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Vancouver Public Library, Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Renee Racette, lawyer with the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group introduce Sarah Morales at the Vancouver Public Library on May 17, 2012.
Part 1: Sarah Morales
Part 2: Sarah Morales, continued