The IIO speaker series brings Indigenous legal scholars to the University to discuss their work and legal matters of interest to our students and community. This initiative aims to make space for Indigenous voices and different viewpoints about Aboriginal law and Indigenous legal traditions. Previous lectures have featured Dawnis Kennedy, Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark,Angelique EagleWoman,Maggie Wente and Sákéj Henderson. These lectures and more are available to watch on our Youtube channel Indigenous Initiatives Office, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. They can also be viewed in the IIO Speaker Series archives.

Watch Speakers from the 2019-2020 Academic Year now!

OCTOBER 10, 2019 – LAWYERS LEARNING THEIR PLACE

When: 12:30-2:00pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019

Who: Jonathan Rudin

What: Working in Diverse Indigenous Communities: Lawyers learning their place

Where: Jackman Law Building, J130

More info: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/iio-speaker-series-working-in-diverse-indigenous-communities-lawyers-learning-their-place

 

OCTOBER 24, 2019 – UNDRIP

When: 12:30-2:00pm, Thursday, October 24, 2019

Who: Jeff Warnock

What: UNDRIP: What the Next Generation of Lawyers Needs to Know

Where: Jackman Law Building, J130

More info: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/iio-speaker-series-undrip-what-next-generation-lawyers-needs-know

 

OCTOBER 28, 2019 – FIRST NATIONS CHILD WELFARE PRACTICES POST CARING SOCIETY

When: 12:30-2:00pm, Monday, October 28

Who: Maggie Wente and Sinéad Charbonneau

What: First Nations Child Welfare Practices Post-Caring Society

Where: Jackman Law Building, J130

More info: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/iio-speaker-series-first-nations-child-welfare-practice-post-caring-society

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – LAWYER, LEADER, FIRST NATIONS ADVOCATE

When: 12:30-2:00pm, Thursday, November 14

Who: Caitlin Tolley

What: Lawyer, Leader and First Nations Advocate

Where: Jackman Law Building, J130

More info: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/iio-and-cdo-welcome-caitlin-tolley-lawyer-leader-and-first-nations-advocate

 

JANUARY 21, 2020 – THE RICHNESS OF WITASKEWIN - INDIGENOUS LAW AND LEGAL ETHICS TEACHING SERIES

What: The richness of Witaskewin: Plains Cree laws on neighborliness, legal ethics, and practicing law in an inspirited and relational manner.

When: Tuesday, January 21 @12:30pm

Who: Professor Darcy Lindberg, University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Where: Jackman Law J130

Details: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/iio-speaker-series-professor-darcy-lindberg

 

JANUARY 27, 2020 – THE DEBWEWIN SUMMER PROGRAM

Please note this information session was not video recorded

What Indigenous Justice Division (IJD) and Debwewin Summer Program Information Session

When; Monday, January 27 @ 12:30pm

Who: Kirsten Manley Casimir & Caroline Jacobson from the Indigenous Justice Division at the Ministry of the Attorney General

Where: Jackman Law J225

Details: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/ijd-debwewin-summer-program-information-session

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 - nîpawistamâsowin WE WILL STAND UP

Please note that this event was not video recorded

What: Film Screening and panel discussion with Leslie Anne St. Amour and Emily Hill

When: Friday, February 7 @12:00 pm

Who: Leslie Anne St. Amour and Emily Hill

Where: Jackman Law J140

Details: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/ilsa-and-iio-welcome-aaju-peter-angry-inuk

MARCH 9, 2020 – UNDERSTANDING INDIGENOUS LEGAL TRADITIONS

Video coming soon!

What: IIO Speaker Series Event

When: Monday, March 9 @ 12:30 pm

Who: Professor Nancy Sandy, Lakehead Law

Where: Jackman Law room TBC

Details https://www.law.utoronto.ca/events/iio-speaker-series-nancy-sandy

DATE TBD – ILSA & the IIO welcome AAJU PETER: ANGRY INUK

What: Angry Inuk Film Screening and Teaching with Aaju Peter

When: Note that we had to reschedule this event as the speaker was unable to travel in February - we are making efforts to set a new date now

Who: Aaju Peter

Where: Jackman Law J250 (Moot Court Room)

Details: This award winning film explores a topic that should be important to all law students in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report and calls to action: what happens when lawyers and legislators make laws that impact people they do not know, and whose culture and way of life they do not understand? Inuk Lawyer, activist and designer Aaju Peter will speak after the film.