2019: In Brief


2019: In Brief

A something a little different for this month's In Brief. I highlight some of my media work over the last little while. From the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit folks, lack of engagement with First Nations leaders during a national manhunt, the federal election, and my first op-ed (as the sole author and in print!) in the Globe and Mail on the TMX Pipeline and the First Nations' bid for its majority stake!


2019 (and in no particular order):

  • I launched my own law practice. It’s been a wild ride! Many thanks/miigwetch to those who have supported me to date.

  • I developed trauma-informed professional development programming and it was profiled here.

  • I authored my first op-ed that was published in print in the Globe and Mail on the TMX pipeline and the First Nations' bid for majority stake. You can read that here.

  • I was asked to comment on the leak of the final report by National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit folks.

  • I wrote about what is missing from the discussion on the final report by the National Inquiry into MMIW2S.

  • I provided comments on the use of the term “genocide” in the final report by the National Inquiry into MMIWG2S.

  • I was quoted on the lack of engagement by the RCMP with First Nations leaders into the national manhunt. You can view those comments here and here.

  • I gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a grade of “F” for Fake Feminist in a feminist report card, here.

  • I was asked about my thoughts on the federal election.

  • I wrote about an Indigenous feminist legal approach to the federal carbon tax appeals.

  • I wrote a summary with some commentary about Canada’s Application for Judicial Review in the Caring Society case.

On my bookshelf:

  • I finished reading JWR’s book and wrote a short book review. Stay tuned! Ps. You should definitely be reading it if you are an ally and care about reconciliation and Indigenous rights.

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