Brenda joined Robson Hall in July 2009. She has a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and a J.D. from the University of Toronto. She completed her LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy at the University of Arizona. She articled with Sierra Legal Defence Fund (now Ecojustice Canada). She was called to the Law Society of Upper Canada and Manitoba. Brenda also worked at a community legal clinic in Rabinal, Guatemala on a case of genocide submitted to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. She has also consulted on a treaty rights case in Manitoba. Her current research interests include the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
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Extension of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People’s Mandate, Australian Indigenous Law Review (2007)
Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Lands: Making Room for the Application of Indigenous Peoples’ Laws within the Canadian Legal System, Indigenous Law Journal (2007)
This article uses James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson’s process to achieving a postcolonial legal consciousness as...
Impacts of The North American Free Trade Agreement on Indigenous Peoples and Their Interests, Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism (2006)
This article argues that while trade liberalization has the potential to have positive economic effects...