Event | Grace Woo: Ghost Dancing with Colonialism, 12 January | Video

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 | 2. 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

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Is the Supreme Court of Canada colonizing Indigenous peoples? Dr. Grace Woo takes a hard look at Anglo-Canadian legal history, international law, and Supreme Court of Canada reasoning. She explains how her research can be used to diagnose the remnants of colonialism that continue to haunt Indigenous and other Canadians alike. Dr. Woo spoke at the Vancouver Public Library 12 January 2012.

Introduction: Jeri Sparrow, a Musqueam First Nation elder, and Gail Davidson, LRWC

Part 1: Grace Woo

Part 2: Grace Woo, continued.


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