Critical Conversations: The Right to Water and Sanitation in First Nation Communities

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Room 206 Robson Hall
224 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Centre for Human Rights Research

This free public seminar series, which can also be taken by law and graduate students for three credits through law or soil sciences, will be offered at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless otherwise specified.

Sept. 13, 2017: An Overview of the Scope of the Problem and Legal Frameworks (Prof. Karen Busby)
Required reading for students: Gunn, White et al., Bradford
Suggested reading: Human Rights Watch, Suzuki Foundation
Suggested listening:  Redsky, Settee, Global

Sept. 20: Decolonizing Methodologies (Dr. Josée Lavoie) and Working with Communities to Identify Problems and Solutions (Wendy Ross)
Required reading: Craft (2017), Bharadwaj, O’Gorman
Suggested reading: Black, Waldner, Human Rights Watch, or David Suzuki Foundation
Suggested listening: Lavallée, Bharadwaj

Sept. 27: Why do water and sanitation problems persist and what is the way forward? (speaker to be confirmed) and Where are we now and where should we be headed? (TBC)
Required reading: Macintosh
Suggested reading:  AFN, Taylor
Suggested listening: Winnipeg Free Press

Oct. 4 @ 3 p.m.: Contaminants in Drinking Water Sources in First Nations (Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst & Dr. Ayush Kumar)
* Registered students will meet from 2-3 p.m. to discuss research papers.
Required reading: Farenhorst, Fernand, Li
Suggested reading: WWFC, Black

Oct. 11: Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin: Indigenous water law (Prof. Aimée Craft) and Canadian Constitutional Law and Statutory Approaches (Prof. Karen Busby)
* Registered students will meet from 3-3:45 p.m. to discuss research papers.
Required reading: Craft (2014)
Suggested reading: Busby, Busby, Chalifour, Meier, Schif, Jeffords, R. Anderson,
Suggested listening: Borrows

Oct. 18: Consent and Collaboration (speaker to be confirmed) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (speaker to be confirmed)
Required reading: Gunn, Beck
Suggested listening: Phare

Oct. 25: Getting People to Care (Dr. Katherine Starzyk)
Required reading: Clement
Suggested reading: Boyd
Suggested listening: Failler et al.

Nov. 1Political Organizing, Litigation, and Resistance (speakers to be confirmed)
Required reading: OIWWC
Suggested reading: K. Anderson, Cave, McGregor, Ipperwash Inquiry
Suggested listening: Milton Lightening

Nov. 8: The Human Rights Watch Campaign (Amanda Klasing)
Required reading: Human Rights Watch
Suggested reading: David Suzuki
Suggested listening: Human Rights Watch

Nov. 15: Thinking About Strategies (Dr. Melanie O’Gorman)
Required reading: O’Gorman, Perry
Suggested listening: Redsky

Nov: 22: Student presentations

Nov: 29: Student presentations

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