As an Anishinaabe Kwe woman, law professor Valarie Waboose believes that sharing her knowledge with non-Indigenous law students may allow them to better serve their clients once they enter the legal profession. In an effort to bring awareness to the impact of the residential school system in Canada, members from the Paul Martin Law Library’s Truth and Reconciliation Reading Circle will kick off a three-part discussion series online Friday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m.
During Friday’s session, a discussion of Dr. Waboose’s doctoral dissertation, “Re-Living the Residential School Experience: An Anishinabe Kwe’s Examination of the Compensation Processes for Residential School Survivors,” will begin by covering chapters one and two. The discussions are scheduled to continue Feb. 11 and March 25, and participants are encouraged to read the chapters ahead of each session to facilitate discussion.
The event organizers include access services administrator Lisa Milne, reference librarian Vicki Jay Leung, and Indigenous legal orders co-ordinator Michelle Nahdee. As members of the Windsor Law community, the trio is committed to ensuring Indigenous legal traditions and perspectives are fully acknowledged and respected in their teaching, research, and community engagement. By hosting these types of events, the group hopes to recognize the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee and its calls to action.
While this event series is free and open to the public, advance registration is required on Attend.