In September, at a national forum hosted by the Assembly of First Nations, a number of First Nations chiefs expressed their opposition to the federal government’s Recognition and...Read More Ottawa should abandon flawed Indigenous rights framework
The next federal election is a year away, and our policy conversations are starting to shift with the campaign in mind. Renewing the nation-to-nation...Read More Ottawa must talk to Canadians about nation-to-nation agenda
Colten Boushie was Cree. He was a member of Red Pheasant First Nation and lived in Treaty 6 territory, but we did not see...Read More Indigenous law can help confront intergenerational injustice
When the verdict was handed down in the Gerald Stanley trial, it immediately seemed to me to be wrong on the law. I had...Read More Can Canadian lit help us explain the Boushie tragedy?
To many observers, the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial was wholly unsatisfactory. From the outside, an acquittal in the shooting death of the...Read More Transparency around jurors, verdicts would help trial fairness
We will never know precisely what happened in the moments before a bullet from Gerald Stanley’s gun killed Colten Boushie in August 2016. At...Read More The forensic failures of the Stanley trial
On an otherwise unremarkable summer afternoon in 2016, five Indigenous youth drove onto a farm in rural Saskatchewan owned by 56-year-old Gerald Stanley, a...Read More How property and place were key issues in the Stanley trial
Jury reform has been on the Canadian political and legal community’s agenda since February, when a jury in Battleford, Sask., acquitted a farmer named...Read More Jury reform will be contentious and limited after the Stanley trial
In April 2018, a group of legal scholars and practitioners formed Project Fact(a) as a response to the acquittal two months earlier of Saskatchewan...Read More What can we learn from the Stanley trial?