Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law Hybrid Book Launch

  • April 19, 2023
  • 7:00pm CST
  • McNally Robinson Booksellers, 4000-1120 Grant Ave

Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law

Kinamaadiwin Inaakonigewin and the Treaty Right to Education

Leo Baskatawang (Author), Jim Daschuk (Foreword)

Baskatawang envisions a hopeful future for Indigenous nations where their traditional laws are formally recognized and affirmed by the governments of Canada. Baskatawang thereby details the efforts being made in Treaty #3 territory to revitalize and codify the Anishinaabe education law, kinamaadiwin inaakonigewin.

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.


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.

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. 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 award for the Best Work in Scholarly History. Since its publication, it has sold more than 35,000 copies and was recently released as an audiobook.

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University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.