Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law—Hybrid Event
Join us on April 19th at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson for the launch of Dr. Leo Baskatawang’s Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law. This event features a conversation with University of Regina professor James Daschuk. For our out of town friends, we will also be streaming the launch on YouTube.
In Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law Leo Baskatawang traces the history of the neglected treaty relationship between the Crown and the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3, and the Canadian government’s egregious failings to administer effective education policy for Indigenous youth—failures epitomized by, but not limited to, the horrors of the residential school system.
About the presenters
Leo Baskatawang is Anishinaabe from Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in Treaty #3 territory. He is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. Prior to beginning his academic career, Dr. Baskatawang served in the United States Army, where he completed two combat tours with distinction.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba (PhD (History) 2002), James Daschuk is a professor in the faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina and a research associate with the Saskatchewan Population health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU
). His book, “Clearing the Plains: Disease, the Politics of Starvation and the loss of Aboriginal Life” (2013) won numerous prizes including the Canadian historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for the best work in scholarly history in 2014. Since its publication, it has sold more than 35,000 copies and was recently released as an audio book.