USask co-hosts Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week featuring former Chief Cadmus Delorme

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will co-host the eighth annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week, including events designed to raise awareness, promote education, and encourage action in the pursuit of justice, and featuring a lecture from renowned Indigenous leader Cadmus Delorme, former Chief of Cowessess First Nation.

The annual series co-hosted by the USask College of Law Centre for Research, Evaluation and Action Towards Equal Justice (CREATE Justice) and Law Society of Saskatchewan will be held Oct. 23-27, with events in Saskatoon, Regina, and online.

“Access to justice is not a privilege; it is a fundamental right,” said CREATE Justice director and Access to Justice co-ordinator Brea Lowenberger. “Let's work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, can access the justice they deserve."

The week’s events involve justice stakeholders and organizations throughout Saskatchewan and aim to engage communities in conversations about improving access to justice, and highlight initiatives working to improve justice for Saskatchewan residents.

Media are invited to attend:

McKercher LLP Lecture Series Presents - Family Justice: Indigenous World View Jurisdiction Must Prevail

Cadmus Delorme, former Chief of the Cowessess First Nation.
Oct. 23, 2023, noon.
MLT Aikins Lecture Theatre (Room 150) College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.
Delorme will share the story of how Cowessess First Nation exercised its rights to control its destiny, and by doing so, led the country in child welfare reform.
(Delorme will be available for interviews at 1 pm., after the lecture.)


Book Launch - Creating a Seat at the Table

USask professor emerita Beth Bilson, and lecturers Leah Howie and Brea Lowenberger.
Oct. 26, 2023, 4:30-6:30 pm.
Boffins Public House, 106-111 Research Drive, Saskatoon.
Creating a Seat at the Table is a new edited collection of reflections, compiling the experiences of 18 women as they navigate through law school and the legal profession.

More details, including event schedules across the province and registration information, are available online.


For more information, contact: 
Daniel Hallen
USask Media Relations