|Present||Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University|
Assistant: Zoe Alexandra
“The lands…belonged to them, once by the Indian title, twice for having defended them…and thrice for having built and lived on them”: The Law and Politics of Métis Title Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2016)
To predict what is on the horizon of the Métis legal landscape, we can look to jurisprudence on First Nations’ rights, given that Métis rights cases are typically ten to fifteen years behind those of ...
Contributions to Books (7)
The Impact of St Catherine's Milling Law Society of Upper Canada, ed, Special Lectures 2017: Canada at 150: The Charter and the Constitution (Toronto: Irwin Law and the Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018) (2018)
St Catherine’s Milling may seem like a peculiar choice as one of the three constitutional cases that helped to define Canada as a nation, given that most of the legal principles affirmed by Lord Watson, ...
An Anishinaabe Constitutional Order The Honourable Justice Patrick Smith, ed, Reconciliation in Canadian Courts: A Guide for Judges to Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Context and Practice (Ottawa: National Judicial Institute, 2017) pp. 260 (2017)
This chapter provides a brief introduction to the constitutional order that underlies Anishinaabe law. The focus is not on Anishinaabe law itself; an undistorted understanding of Anishinaabe law is impossible without first understanding the underlying ...
Conference Presentations (50)
Academic Uptake of Indigenous Laws: Decolonization or Recolonization? Law at the Crossroads: Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association (2018)
Panel entitled “Kinder, Gentler, More Benevolent: Interrogating the Myth of Canada's Liberal Settler Colonialism” at Law at the Crossroads: Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Toronto, 8 June 2018.
Legal Scholarship and Métis Advocacy Ways of Knowing: Promising Directions for Métis Research (2018)
Panel entitled “Racialized Law and Legal Orders: Impact on Identity” at Ways of Knowing: Promising Directions for Métis Research co-hosted by the University of Ottawa and the Métis Nation of Ontario, Ottawa, 28 April 2018.
The Impact of St. Catherine’s Milling and Lumber Company Special Lectures 2017--Canada at 150: The Charter and the Constitution (2017)
Panel entitled “Constitutional Cases that Helped to Define Canada as a Nation” at Special Lectures 2017--Canada at 150: The Charter and the Constitution, hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, 29 November 2017.