Monthly Archives: June 2010

Episode 12 – First Nations and the Law

Welcome to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT, broadcasting the law cast broadly. This episode is entitled, First Nations and the Law. You can access the show by clicking here.

Aboriginal Field Course

Professor Kirsten Anker and students Joey Flowers and Justin Douglas discuss the creation of a new interdisciplinary course on Aboriginal issues offered at McGill. The week long course was an intensive learning experience in Mohawk community Kahnawake, offered to students from law, social work, medicine and other faculties. Themes discussed included restorative justice, ceremonies and rituals, and the a holistic approach to law.

Next, LegalEase spoke with Naguset, the executive director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal. We learned about its services and the reality facing Native women in Quebec.

Finally, we spoke with Martin Lukacs of the Barriere Lake Solidarity Collective. Barriere Lake is an Algonquin community in north west Quebec that lives in a tradition fashion. The community of several hundred has 90% unemployment and is not part of the power grid. Recently, the Conservative federal government imposed section 74 of the Indian Act, imposing a new governance model on the community.

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