|Present||Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University|
|Present||Director - Indigenous Outreach, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University|
Assistant: Rosati, Mary
Why Coywolf Goes to Court Lakehead Law Journal (2016)
This article is an effort influenced by previous works considered part of "trickster" discourse. But unlike other trickster stories meant to illustrate First Nations’ contents and processes, this presentation creates a Métis-specific example of trickster ...
Indigenous Lawyers in Canada: Identity, Professionalization, Law Dalhousie Law Journal (2015)
For Indigenous communities and individuals in Canada, "Canadian" law has been a mechanism of assimilation, colonial governance and dispossession, a basis for the assertion of rights, and a method of resistance. How do Indigenous lawyers ...
A Story of Marguerite: A Tale about Panis, Case Comment, and Social History Native Studies Review (2013)
Those interested in social history contend that social norms deserve attention due to how they impact and are affected by historical events. This subfield has contributed significantly to how larger historical mosaics are understood, and ...
Review of Canada's Indigenous Constitution. By John Borrows. Great Plains Research: A Journal of Natural and Social Sciences (2011)
This text's major thesis, that "Canada cannot presently, historically, legally, or morally claim to be built upon European-derived law alone," has been mentioned before. Yet in those earlier musings by Borrows and others, such a ...
Searching for Sakitawak: Place and People in Northern Saskatchewan's Île-à-la-Crosse Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository (2015)
This presentation is a history of a small community, Île-à-la-Crosse, located in an area now part of Saskatchewan, Canada. With an historic reputation for cooperation and enviable trading circumstances, its residents traditionally have determined that ...
The Saskatchewan Budget and Wall’s Fuzzy Principles Policy Options (2017)
From the cuts to the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC), to slashing public libraries, to hits to post-secondary institutions, to the sudden rethink of the tax roles of local governments, figuring out the policy rationale behind ...
Métis Nation of Ontario, Ottawa Sign Memo of Understanding The Lawyers Weekly (2017)
The Métis Nation of Ontario has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance reconciliation with the federal government that could lead to a historic land settlement. “The anticipated framework agreement would establish a formal ...
Professor Signa Daum Shanks Comments on Behavioural Economics, Provincial Governments, and Indigenous Peoples: “Tackling Root Causes a Sound Policy” The Star Phoenix (2016)
Senior civil servants in Ottawa recently took short courses on behavioural economics — a subfield that uses words such as “nudge” and “incentives” to construct strategies that encourage people to do things that originally seemed, ...
United Nations Appoints Osgoode Professor Signa Daum Shanks to Participate at UN Forum on Indigenous Issues Ovations Archive (2014 - 2017) (2016)
The United Nation’s annual Forum on Indigenous Issues has appointed Professor Signa Daum Shanks to participate in its May meeting. The event, from May 9 to 20, 2016 at the UN headquarters in New York ...