Educating for the Justice of Indigenous Peoples: a teach-in responding to the Stanley and Cormier Verdicts

Faculty of Education
12:30-2pm – Stew and Bannock (Education North 2-141, behind 2-115)
>  2-4pm – Teachin Panel (Education North 2-115)
The purpose of this teachin is to discuss the causes and implications of the recent not-guilty verdicts in the trial of Gerald Stanley, who was charged with the murder of Colten Boushie (Cree, Red Pheasant First Nation) in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory, and the trial of Raymond Cormier, who was charged in the death of Tina Fontaine (Anishinaabe, Sagkeeng First Nation) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory. The panelists will approach these events from diverse perspectives rooted in Indigenous knowledges and experiences, anti-racist and anti-colonial approaches, critical legal analyses, and artistic production (poetry).

The objectives of this teachin are:
->To give teachers / student
s / faculty / community members ways to discuss the recent verdicts inboth the Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine cases.
->To discuss Indigenous legal traditions and Indigenous knowledges as a framework for justice, and for ways to help people to explain our reality/context.
->To discuss ways in which Indigenous / non-Indigenous people can work together for justice.
->To think about how we can proceed in good ways / strategic ways that would please our ancestors.

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean, Faculty of Education

Dr. Chris Andersen, Dean, Faculty of Native Studies

Sharon Venne, LL.M, International Law Expert
Krista McFadden, PhD student, Indigenous People’s Education & Law Student, Uof A

Tamara Starblanket, LL.M, Native Education College, Vancouver
Dr. Sheelah McLean, USask
Dr. Dia Da Costa, U of A
Sarah Auger, PhD Student, Indigenous People’s Education, U of A
Billy-Ray Belcourt, PhD Student, English and Film Studies, U of A

Panel moderated by Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson, U of A

12:30-2pm, Stew and Bannock (Education North 2-141, behind 2-115)
2-4pmTeachin Panel (Education North 2-115)

This event will be LIVE STREAMED at the following link:


This event is sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education.
This event is organized by Indigenous Graduate Students of the Indigenous People’s Education Specialization (Department of Educational Policy Studies), I:SSTRIKE, and Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research.
Art for poster by Dawn Marie Marchand (used with permission).

Education Centre North and South are part of the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, which is located on the north side of 87 Avenue between 112 and 114 streets.




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