Special Guests for ALDR 6305: In Search of Reconciliation Through Dispute Resolution...     Myrna McCallum     Dr. Bruce McIvor     Snotty Nose Rez Kids     Dr. Norma Dunning     Dominga Robinson     Blake Desjarlais     Helen Flamand     Elder John Bigstone

These resources have been collected exclusively for ease of access by students enrolled in ALDR 6305 to preparation materials required for the course.

Pre-Class Exercises to Familiarize Yourself With Before Class Preparation

20 pages
Authentic Allyship Project. "Finding Your Place in Reconciliation - A Workbook" (Shadow of the Law Publications, Canada 2020), online. download electronic version  download to print

 Find Out What Land You Are On (Native-Land.ca), online.

20 pages
First Nations People, Métis and Inuit in Canada: Diverse and Growing Populations

20 pages
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
Read calls #13-47, #52, #71 & #84

17 pages
United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

4:04
Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen's University. "Meaningful Land Acknowledgements" (5 August 2020), online: YouTube.

 

Preparing for Class
please review before class

4 pages
Bruce McIvor, Reconciliation at the End of a Gun: The Wet’suwet’en and the RCMP from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 138-141.

15:43
CBC News: The National. "Murray Sinclair on Moving Reconciliation Forward in Canada" (22 June 2021), online: YouTube.

4 pages
Bruce McIvor, Made of Sterner Stuff – The Problem with Allies from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 180-183.

4 pages
Bruce McIvor, A New Legal Remedy for Indigenous People from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021),  pg. 36-39.

4 pages
Bruce McIvor, How to Fulfill the Duty to Consult? from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 45-48.

3 pages
Bruce McIvor, Breathing Life Back into the Duty to Consult from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 65-69.

4 pages
Bruce McIvor, The Age of Reconciliation: The Significance of the Tsilhqot’in Decision from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 78-82.

6 pages
Bruce McIvor, Environmental Assessments and the Duty to Consult from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 87-92.

6:53
Schilling, Vincent. "Millions Taking Notice: Snotty Nose Rez Kids" Indian Country Today (9 June 2021), online.

3 pages
Bhalla, Marc. “Special Class Guests on the Afternoon of July 19th" ALDR 6305. (Summer 2022).

14:13
McMahon, Ryan. "On Reconciliation." Red Man Laughing. (29 May 2015).
trigger warning: contains foul language.

24:38
Authentic Allyship Project. "Rodney McLeod Interview" (4 June 2022), online: YouTube.

Implicit Association Test, online.

2 pages
ADR Institute of Canada. "Code of Ethics", online.

3 pages
Bruce McIvor, Reconciliation as a Massive Failure from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 168-170.

11 pages
Bruce McIvor, Indigenous Identity and Canadian Law: A Personal Journey from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 28-35.

3 pages
Bruce McIvor, Colonialism’s Disciples: How Government Undermines Indigenous People from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 177-179.

6 pages
Bruce McIvor, The Wet’suwet’en, Governments and Indigenous Peoples: A Five-Step Plan for Reconciliation from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 150-156.

 

Additional Resources for Reflection

11 pages
Farrow, Trevor C.W. Truth, Reconciliation and the Cost of Adversarial Justice from Trevor C.W. Farrow & Lesley A. Jacobs, eds, The Justice Crisis – The Cost and Value of Accessing law (Canada: UBC Press, 2020).
*** chapter available for download in course Moodle - contact us if you experience trouble accessing it. ***

37:22
Native Counselling Services of Alberta. "Home Fire - Ending the Cycle of Family Violence" (20 March 2015), online: YouTube.
trigger warning: this film deals with mature subject matter, including suicide, domestic abuse, alcohol abuse.

22:31
McCallum, Myrna. Ahkameyimok (Don't Give Up): One Survival Story - A Truth & Reconciliation Day Bonus Episode. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer. (30 September 2021).

1:28:40
National Film Board of Canada. "Reel Injun" (2009), online: CBC Gems, film.

11 pages
Bruce McIvor, The Duty to Consult at the Supreme Court in 2017 from Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It (Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2021), pg. 110-120.

7 pages
Reiser, Monica. “John Wayne’s Teeth” Grinds Up Eurocentrism in a Brotherhood Movie." ENGL 359: Gender and Diversity in Film. Xavier University. (Fall 2016).

250 pages (skim only, you are not expected to read in entirety)
Duncan, Pearl. The role of Aboriginal humour in cultural survival and resistance. PhD Thesis, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland. (2014).

29:20
Don Featherstone, dir. "Babakiueria" (1986), film.

5 pages
Reconcili-ACTION YEG. "Demeanor Evidence: the fallacy of pseudoscience in Canadian courtrooms" (15 March 2021), online.

36:10
Suntjens, Terri. "Journey to Leadership with Aly Bear." 2 Crees in a Pod. (13 December 2021).

5:12
The Centre for International Governance Innovation. "How UNDRIP Changes Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples" (9 November 2018), online: YouTube.

41 pages
Canadian Human Rights Commission. "ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) in ABORIGINAL CONTEXTS: A CRITICAL REVIEW" (April 2007), online.

43:21
First Nations House UofT, "How To Make A Beaded Orange Shirt Pin with Jenny Blackbird" (8 April 2020), online: YouTube.

121 pages (skim only, you are not expected to read in entirety)
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls: Final Report (Executive Summary)

7 pages
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls: Calls for Justice