A CONFERENCE BUILT ON THE COLLECTIVE WISDOM OF OUR COMMUNITIES
Opening Night Presentation:
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PDT) via webinar
Thursday and Friday
Oct 21 and 22, 2021
Day 1: 9am – 8pm (PDT) via webinar
Day 2: 9am – 4pm (PDT) via webinar
October 22, 2021
Deconstructing Borders Watch Party
Join us to watch and discuss 3 short documentaries created by some of the Conference speakers. The filmmakers will tell us about their experiences and take questions.
Borderstory with Q&A with Dr. Erin Goheen Glanville
Borderstorytells a familiar story about the border as the primary tool for citizens’ safety. It seems true because it has been repeated so often. But displaced people tell more interesting, complex stories. Borderstory invites you into a dialogue about borders led by people on the move. What do you believe to be true about borders? What might you learn from other experiences? What’s your border story?
Older Than The Crown with Q&A with Shelly Boyd and Derrick LaMere
Older Than The Crown follows the trial of Sinixt tribal member Rick Desautel who in 2010 was charged with hunting as a non resident and without a proper permit in Canada. Rick harvested an elk on the ancestral land of the Sinixt people in Vallican, British Columbia, Canada. To the Sinixt, hunting on ancestral land is an aboriginal right gifted to them by Creator. A right that has legally been denied to the Sinixt people since 1956 when the Canadian government unjustly declared them extinct in Canada, despite the nearly 3,000 members existing on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State. Now with the Desautel Hunting Case, the Sinixt people have a chance to not only bring light to their unjust extinction by the Canadian government, but also abolish the declaration completely.
But I Was Wearing a Suit, part 2 with Vikaash Prasad
A grassroots project of a group of Indigenous Lawyers, produced with the support of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and the Law Society of BC, this second “But I Was Wearing a Suit” mini-documentary is meant to examine the profession and take steps to correct unconscious bias and stereotypes about Indigenous Peoples. How we treat each other in the legal profession reflects more broadly how we treat Indigenous Peoples as clients or who are otherwise involved in the legal system.