Teaching Workshop 

Jay Redbird - A Meeting Place for All Our Relations

Photo: "A Meeting Place for All Our Relations" painting by Jay Redbird

Welcome to the Decolonizing Canadian Constitutional Law

Date: 18 September 2020

Time: 12:00pm EST

To view the reading list for this workshop, please click HERE.

 Panel Video #1 


Panel Video #2


Panel Video #3


Dr. J.B.D. Nichols ’Teaching s. 91(24) and s. 35: Sparrow’s Background'


18 September 2020

12:00 to 1:15 p.m. EST

Session 1: Colonialism


Darlene Johnston (UBC)


  • Jeffery Hewitt (Osgoode Hall): ‘Indigenous Considerations on Constitutional Law’
  • Johnny Mack (UBC): ‘The Stories That We Tell’
  • Aaron Mills (McGill): ‘The Place of Indigenous Constitutional Law’


1:15 to 1:30 pm EST


1:30 to 2:45 pm EST

Session 2: Federalism






Patrick Macklem (Toronto)


  • Aimée Craft (Ottawa): ‘Connecting sections 91(24) to 35: The Reconciliation Conundrum’
  • Naiomi Metallic (Dalhousie): ‘Reimagining s. 91(24) to Make Space for Indigenous Jurisdiction’
  • Joshua Nichols (Alberta): ‘Teaching s. 91(24) and s. 35: Sparrow's Background


2:45 to 3:00 pm EST


3:00 to 4:00 pm EST

Session 3: Rights


David Schneiderman (Toronto)


  • Brenda Gunn (Manitoba): ‘UNDRIP and Rights Interpretation’
  • John Borrows (Victoria): ‘The Charter and Indigenous Law’