U of S professor to discuss how Indigenous voices can add to political process in Canada

SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend the Wunusweh Lecture in Aboriginal Law, Shape Shifting: Making Space for Indigenous Process Within the Politics of Canada, with Marilyn Poitras, professor at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Law, and former commissioner of the federal government's National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
7 pm
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
5 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan


Indigenous peoples have something to add to our conversations and processes within Canada. What is it? How can we do this work together, another way? In this guest speaker event, Poitras will explore these questions and more.

A Métis scholar of Indigenous legal traditions, Poitras has worked within communities to create, discuss, and design opportunities for Indigenous participation in Canadian politics, in rural and urban issues, and philosophy and law. Her legal expertise spans constitutional and Aboriginal law, as well as negotiations on Indigenous land issues in Canada and the Philippines. She has worked with Elders and traditional teachers across Canada in advancing Indigenous legal education initiatives.

Presented by the College of Law, this event free and open to the public. Poitras will be available for interviews following the event and on Feb. 27, 2018.

The McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law brings a wide range of guest speakers to enlighten and engage the U of S community and beyond. The lecture poster can be found here.



For more information, contact:

Cat Bonner
Communications Officer
College of Law
University of Saskatchewan 


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