Talk to address impact of residential school system

Head shot of Val Waboose

Law professor Valarie Waboose, an Anishinabe Kwe and director of the Indigenous Legal Orders Institute, will address the devastating and long-lasting impact of the residential school system on the survivors in a free public presentation entitled “Studies of the Indigenous Residential School System and Stresses of the Compensation Process for Survivors” on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Part of the Canterbury College Indigenous Speaker Series, the event will take place at 3 p.m. on the Zoom teleconferencing platform as well as in person at 2500 University Ave. West.

Dr. Waboose graduated from Windsor Law in 1993 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 before going on to earn a master’s degree in alternative dispute resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School and a doctorate in Indigenous studies from Trent University. She served as in-house legal counsel to the Walpole Island First Nation and joined the Faculty of Law in 2016 with areas of specialization that include Indigenous legal traditions, the legacy of residential schools, and the ways in which First Nations within Canada reconcile with their past.

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