The Right to Water and Sanitation in First Nation Communities

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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. Topics and speakers are subject to change so check back a few days before each presentation for the latest information.

Sept. 13, 2017: An Overview of the Scope of the Problem and Legal Frameworks (Prof. Karen Busby)

Written summary / Podcast: Part 1 & Part 2 / Presentation slides

Required reading for students (see link at bottom of page): 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)

Summary / Podcast / Slides

Required reading: Craft (2017), Bharadwaj, O’Gorman

Suggested reading: Black, Waldner, Human Rights Watch, or David Suzuki Foundation

Suggested listening: Lavallée, Bharadwaj

Sept. 27: Research with Indigenous communities (Prof. Karen Busby)

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)

Summary / Podcast: Part 1 and Part 2 / Slides

Required reading: Farenhorst, Fernand, Li

Suggested reading: WWFC, Black

Oct. 11: Canadian Constitutional Law and Statutory Approaches (Prof. Karen Busby)

Summary / Podcast: Part 1 and Part 2

Suggested reading: Busby, Busby, Chalifour, Meier, Schif, Jeffords, R. Anderson,

Suggested listening: Borrows

Oct. 18United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People: An Introduction (Prof. Brenda Gunn)

Summary / Podcast: Part 1 and Part 2

Required reading: Gunn, Beck

Suggested listening: Phare

Oct. 25: Getting People to Care (Dr. Katherine Starzyk)

Summary / Podcast: Part 1 and Part 2

Required reading: Clement

Suggested reading: Boyd

Suggested listening: Failler et al.

Nov. 1 @ 1:30 p.m.: The Relationship Between Litigation, Political Organizing and Resistance (Byron Williams, Public Interest Law Centre)

Summary / Podcast: Part 1 and Part 2 / slides

Required reading: Craft (2014), OIWWC

Suggested reading: K. Anderson, Cave, McGregor, Ipperwash Inquiry

Suggested listening: Milton Lightening

Nov. 8: The Human Rights Watch Campaign (Amanda Klasing via Skype) and Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin: Indigenous water law (Prof. Aimée Craft)

Summary / Podcast: Part 1 and Part 2

Required reading: Human Rights Watch and SCC decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia

Suggested reading: David Suzuki

Suggested listening: Human Rights Watch

Nov. 15: The Cost of Inaction (Dr. Melanie O’Gorman via Skype)

Summary / Slides

Required reading: O’Gorman, Perry

Suggested listening: Redsky

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