- July 21, 2023
- 196 Algoma Street South Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3B9
Kinamaadiwin Inaakonigewin and the Treaty Right to Education
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 July 21 at 7:00 pm at Evershine Bookshop, Thunder Bay for a reading and signing of Dr. Leo Baskatawang’s Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law.
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.