Three noted Indigenous scholars will discuss this Friday research related to legal and relational responses to gendered violence and settler colonialism for an online lecture as part of the University of Guelph’s Indigenous Scholars Lecture Series.

The lecture series is intended to create a space for U of G students to hear from leading Indigenous scholars in political science and related disciplines; to raise the profile of the important work and ideas of Indigenous scholars; and to enrich the diversity of perspectives available through the Department of Political Science.

This week’s lecture will take place between 12 and 1 p.m.

The second of four in the Indigenous Scholars Lecture Series, this lecture is supported through U of G’s Department of Political Science with funding support from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Enhancement Fund.

Dr. Leah R.E. Levac, professor of political science and a member of the faculty advisory board at the University’s Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, will moderate the event.

Speakers will include:

Prof. Aimee Craft, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa
An Indigenous (Anishinaabe-Métis) lawyer from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba, Craft will speak to the revitalization of Indigenous birthing practices and its link to territorial sovereignty and women’s jurisdiction.

Prof. Sarah Hunt / Tłaliłila’ogwa, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology at the University of Victoria
Kwagu’ł, 2SQ activist scholar, Hunt / Tłaliłila’ogwa’s current research focuses on fostering justice across the nested scales of lands/waters, homes and bodies via engagement of coastal peoples’ embodied knowledge and land-based cultural practice.

Jasmine Feather Dionne, PhD student studying political science at the University of Victoria
Métis and nehiyaw (Cree) from Treaty 8 territory in northeastern Alberta, Dionne’s research interests are Indigenous research methods, Indigenous diplomacy and political relationships, and Indigenous feminist and gender studies.

There will be two more events in the series on March 26 and April 29.

Register for Friday’s Lecture here.