Grace Woo | Board of Directors

Dr. Grace Li Xiu Woo participated in trade with the Peoples Republic of China in the late 70’s, worked at the Immigration and Refugee Board, and taught in the Program of Legal Studies for Native People at the University of Saskatchewan. She is the author of Ghost Dancing with Colonialism: Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada (UBC Press 2011). Her work as a legal historian focuses on structures in Anglo-Canadian law that have contributed to endemic human rights violations against Indigenous peoples and their lands. She helped write the LRWC amicus curia brief in support of the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group’s application to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and published an analysis of violations of Omar Khadr’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention against Torture. Interests include public education concerning international human rights, Indigenous rights, colonial history and neural development disorders such as FASD. She is currently working on two books, one designed to integrate Indigenous experience in Canadian legal history and the other examining mechanisms of racism as they manifested in the acquittal of Gerald Stanley for killing Colten Boushie and Saskatchewan’s claim that there were no grounds for appeal.