Reconciliation and Environmental Law
The theme of reconciliation is significant in Canada’s current legal, cultural, and political movement. In the legal world, the meaning and implications of this theme have been hotly debated, and debate has extended to the practice of environmental law. In this webinar, invited speakers will discuss what reconciliation means in the context of environmental law, and what path needs to be tread in order to work towards “reconciliation”.
Prof. Aimée Craft is an award-winning teacher, lawyer, author, and researcher, recognized internationally as a leader in the area of Indigenous laws, treaties, and nibi (water). Anishinaabe-Métis from Treaty 1 territory, she is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa, and a member of the Speaker’s Bureau of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.
Merrell-Ann Phare is a lawyer, writer, negotiator, facilitator, and the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, a national First Nation charitable environmental organization. She is a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water, Smart Prosperity’s Leadership Council, and a recipient of Canada’s Clean 50 Award.