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New Volume of the CJWL out: White Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in the Canadian Context: A Tribute to Patricia Monture

Volume 26 now out (here on UTP site)

White Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in the Canadian Context: A Tribute to Patricia Monture/ Colonialisme de peuplement blanc et indigénéité en contexte canadien : Un Hommage á Patricia Monture 

articles aren’t avail on Hein Online or Project Muse yet. [Update, Audrey Greenwood of UTPress advises these pieces should be available at Project Muse on May 2]  U of T Press will sell you a 1 year online subscription for $27 (here)

Contents

Editorial: “Equality Is Not a High Standard” Patricia Monture: 1958–2010  Author Sherene Razack

Race Matters: Sexism, Indigenous Sovereignty, and McIvor  Author Martin J. Cannon

“It Happened More Than Once”: Freezing Deaths in Saskatchewan  Author Sherene Razack

Legal Feminism and the Post-Racism Fantasy  Author Rakhi Ruparelia

Taking “Culture” out of Multiculturalism   Author Vrinda Narain

Book Reviews:

  1. Cheryl Suzack, Shari M. Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault, and Jean Barman, eds, Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, and Culture, reviewed by Robyn Bourgeois
  2. Jodi A Byrd, The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism, reviewed by Élise Couture-Grondin
  3. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G González, and Angela P Harris, eds, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, reviewed by Sonia Lawrence
  4. Hilal Elver, The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion, reviewed by Vrinda Narain

Feb 28-March 1 in Kingston: Feminist Legal Studies Queen's presents Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law & Justice in Development and Equality

This picture of a woman's hand holding an ulu is taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/6347653013/in/set-72157628135696830 - the Flickr stream of the Rosemary Gillat Fonds held by Library and Archives CanadaArctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Equality: In celebration of Dr. Patricia A. Monture

Click here for FLSQ queens page for this workshop

via Prof. Kathy Lahey (Kingston) with a reminder that students will have free registration, daytime meals, and a break on the dinner price as well.

Jan. 31, 2014 draft

FLSQ Program: Arctic/Northern Women

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
11:30 Registration – Robert Sutherland Hall, Policy Studies room 202 – light lunch

12:30 Welcome and introduction to conference themes

Janice Hill, Four Directions Student Centre, Queen’s University
[Elder]

Åsa Gunnarsson, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå
University, Sweden

1:00 Keynote address: Eva-Maria Svensson, Gothenburg and Tromso
Universities, Principal’s Development Fund International Visitor –
‘Approaches to Gender Equality in Regional Governance of the Arctic Region’

2:20 Break

2:35 Panel I Governance and Voice: Indigenous Peoples, Women,
Climate, and Corporations

Tahnee Prior, Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International
Affairs, University of Waterloo — ‘The Rights and Role of Indigenous Women
in Climate Change Regulation’

Vrinda Narain, Faculty of Law and Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and
Feminist Studies, McGill University – ‘Postcolonial Constitutionalism:
Complexities and Contradictions’

Kathleen Lahey, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University – ‘Gender, Indigenous
Peoples, and the Paradox of Plenty in Resource Rich Regions’

4:00 Panel II Appropriations and Dependencies: Women and Earnings,
Livelihoods, Knowledges, and Aging in Arctic Regions

Elena Kotyrlo, Demographic Data Base, Umeå University, Sweden – ‘Earnings
and Labor Force Participation of Native and Immigrant Women in
Vasterbotten and Norrbotten’

Shahnaj Begum, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland – ‘Livelihood
Transformation in the Arctic: Effects on Older People from a Gender-based
Perspective with a Special Focus on Finnish Lapland’
Lena Wennberg, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå
University – ‘Women and Aging in the Arctic Region’

Bita Amani, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario –
‘Restitution, Repatriation, and Resistance: Reframing the Biopiracy Dialogue
toward Women’s Work and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge’

5:30 Cash bar
6:00 Dinner

7:30 Celebrating Patricia Monture – Her Legacy in Activism and Learning

Kim Pate, Canadian Association of EFrye Societies and University of Ottawa –
‘Canada Corrections and Marginalized Women – Trish Monture’s Legacies’

Rakhi Ruparelia, University of Ottawa – ‘Legal Feminism and the Post-Racism
Fantasy’

Saturday, March 1, 2014

8:30 Registration

9:00 Keynote Address: Rauna Kuokkanen, Department of Political Science and
Aboriginal Studies Program, University of Toronto – ‘Indigenous Economies,
Self-Determination, and Women’s Rights’

10:20 Break

10.35 Panel III Women and Economic Development: Roadmaps and
Strategies

Louise Langevin, Faculty of Law, Laval University – ‘Gender-based Analysis of
Discrimination against Women – ‘Economic Development and Women’s
Bargaining Power’

Kate McInturff, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – ‘Gender Equality
and Women in the Arctic: Mapping the Future’

Gail Baikie, Faculty of Social Work, Dalhousie University – ‘Rhetoric and
Realities: The Mokami Status of Women Council’s Environmental Assessment
Submission’

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Panel IV Gendered Dislocations, Ruptures, and Violences

Hege Brækhus, University of Tromsø, Norway – ‘International Marriages:
Russian Women Marrying Norwegian Men’

Rachel Kohut, Arctic Institute, Montreal – ‘Imagining Birth Dislocated from
Medicine: The Interconnectedness of the State and the Birthing Process
in Canada’s North’

Monica Burman, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå
University – ‘Men’s Violence against Sami Women — A blind Swedish Spot’

Cindy Hanson, Adult Education/HRD, University of Regina, Saskatchewan –
‘Gender Lens on the Indian Residential School Claims Process’

3:00 Break

3:30 Panel V Arctic/Northern Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Marguerite Russell, Barrister and Solicitor (Ont. and UK) – ‘Trafficking in
Women: International Legal Perspectives’

Victoria Sweet, Michigan State University College of Law – ‘Rising Waters,
Rising Threats: Human Trafficking and Other Gender-Related Crimes
in the Circumpolar Region of the United States and Canada’

Åsa Yttergren, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University
– ‘Prostitution and Trafficking in the North of Sweden – The “Swedish Model”
in Action’

4:45 Closing discussion: publication and followup plans

The picture is of a woman’s hand holding an ulu.  The full picture can be seen at the source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/6347653013/in/set-72157628135696830 – the Flickr stream of the Rosemary Gillat Fonds held by Library and Archives Canada.   An ulu is a “woman’s knife” ᐅᓗ.

Women use all kinds of tools, of course.  Have you seen this website – Feeding my Family ?  An eyeopener about food security in the North.  See also 15 Sw. J. Int’l L. 223 (2008-2009)
Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: Inuit People’s Food Security in the Age of Climate Change and Arctic Melting by the University of Ottawa’s Sophie Theriault. Click here for access via Hein online (not open access),  Another article to consider is Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez (U of A) Nunavut: Whose Homeland, Whose Voices? Canadian Woman Studies26.3/4 (Winter/Spring 2008): 128-134 (also not available open access – try  via ProQuest if you have access to the database through your institution.

CFP: Feminist Legal Studies Queen's presents Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law & Justice in Development and Equality

This picture of a woman's hand holding an ulu is taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/6347653013/in/set-72157628135696830 - the Flickr stream of the Rosemary Gillat Fonds held by Library and Archives CanadaFeminist Legal Studies Queen’s (Profs Kathleen Lahey & Bita Amani) has put out a really interesting call for papers, “Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Equality: In celebration of Dr. Patricia A. Monture“.  Proposals can be submitted up to October 4, 2013.

The picture is of a woman’s hand holding an ulu.  The full picture can be seen at the source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/6347653013/in/set-72157628135696830 – the Flickr stream of the Rosemary Gillat Fonds held by Library and Archives Canada.   An ulu is a “woman’s knife” ᐅᓗ.

Women use all kinds of tools, of course.  Have you seen this website – Feeding my Family ?  An eyeopener about food security in the North.  See also 15 Sw. J. Int’l L. 223 (2008-2009)
Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: Inuit People’s Food Security in the Age of Climate Change and Arctic Melting by the University of Ottawa’s Sophie Theriault. Click here for access via Hein online (not open access),  Another article to consider is Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez (U of A) Nunavut: Whose Homeland, Whose Voices? Canadian Woman Studies26.3/4 (Winter/Spring 2008): 128-134 (also not available open access – try  via ProQuest if you have access to the database).

 

Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law and Justice in Development and Equality:  In celebration of Dr. Patricia A. Monture (1958-2010)

Feb. 28-March 1, 2014 in Kingston, Ontario

 

Arctic and northern regions of the globe are undergoing rapid climate, economic, and social changes. This conference will focus on how these changes affect women’s legal, economic, and social status with particular reference to challenges facing indigenous, northern, racialized, and immigrant women. Relevant legal frameworks include international human rights, including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; constitutional provisions, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982; and domestic laws and policies. This conference is designed to accelerate access to legal and policy research concerning Arctic/northern women, people affected by changes occurring in and as the result of policies in circumpolar states, and proposals for governance and policy reforms.

 

This conference is convened in celebration of the life and work of Dr. Patricia A. Monture, Queen’s Law 1988, Hon. LL.D. (Athabaska and Queen’s), a fierce and proud Haudenosaunee woman who graced the Queen’s and Kingston communities with her tireless teachings as she confronted the realities of racism, colonialism, and Aboriginal existences. For those who wish to address the many challenges and contributions made by Dr. Monture in her work and activism, please see Malinda Smith, ‘Thunder in her soul,’ at http://www.idees-ideas.ca/blog/thunder-her-soul-remembering-patricia-monturex.

 

FLSQ invites academic and practicing lawyers, policy analysts, interdisciplinary and comparative scholars and experts, students in law and other disciplines, community members, and those involved in research and governance to submit proposals for papers that examine issues relevant to this broad area of engagement.

Proposals are invited on the following topics, as well as on others proposed in response to this call for papers:

  • First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women, indigenous women in other regions
  • The ‘paradox of plenty’ and nonrenewable resource extraction
  • Traditional economies and reciprocal relationships
  • Self-governance and political agency
  • Environmental issues, including human and ecological degradation, settlements, and human health
  • Fiscal policies and tax jurisdictions
  • Legal education and legal needs of indigenous and northern women
  • Commons, users, and concepts of property, including traditional knowledges
  • Science, nation building, and militarization in circumpolar states
  • Food, shelter, and wellbeing in northern regions
  • State systems and policy options
  • Demographics of northern and extractive regions
  • Sexual assault, trafficking, and violence
  • Globalization and interstate politics
  • Corporate governance
  • De/re/neo/colonizations
  • Economic development and social inequalities
  • Public services and accountability
  • Maternal and reproductive health
  • International human rights
  • Reproductive health and genetics
  • Law and policy reform related to any of these substantive topics, based on doctrinal, theoretical, empirical, comparative, or interdisciplinary approaches

 

Call for papers:

Submissions grounded in Aboriginal studies, domestic or international law, public policy, social anthropology, history, sociology, economics, philosophy, women’s/gender studies, human rights, or political studies are sought.

 

Date and Location:  The conference will be held at the Faculty of Law building, Macdonald Hall, 128 Union St., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario on Friday Feb. 28 and Saturday March 1, 2014.

 

Submitting paper proposals:

If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel on a specific issue, please email a short outline of your proposal (a paragraph in length) to Kathleen Lahey (at kal2@queensu.ca) or Bita Amani (at amanib@queensu.ca).  A proposal may be made at any time until October 4, 2013.  Participation will be confirmed in November 2013.

 

Travel funding:

When submitting a paper or panel proposal, please indicate whether you would be able to obtain institutional support to attend, or whether you could attend only if you receive funding from Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s.

 

Registration:

Attendance without presenting a paper is welcome, as the goal is to discuss a wide variety of equality and justice issues. Contact the organizers to indicate interest and obtain registration information. Some funding is available to assist students to attend. Registration will open on November 15.

 

 

Accommodation and childcare:

Information on accommodation will be provided on request. Anyone wanting childcare should mention this request so appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Prof. Kathleen Lahey                                                  Prof. Bita Amani

Co-Director                                                                 Co-Director

Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s                                 Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s

Faculty of Law, Queen’s University                          Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario                                                       Kingston, Ontario

kal2@queensu.ca                                                        amanib@queensu.ca

 

 

 

CFP (March 2012): White Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in the Canadian Context

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND THE LAW IN HONOUR OF PATRICIA MONTURE

The Canadian Journal of Women and Law (CJWL) is seeking submissions for a special issue 25(1) to be published in Spring 2013.

White Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in the Canadian Context

Guest edited by Sherene Razack

Some time ago Patricia Monture told us that in her thinking equality was not a high enough goal. A feminism that failed to recognize the destructiveness of settler colonialism and to work towards Indigenous sovereignty and well-being was too small a feminism for Patricia. This issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law is dedicated to Patricia Monture, a courageous scholar who led the way for so many of us over the last two decades. To honour her, we invite contributions on white settler colonialism. This issue seeks to profile the work of Indigenous scholars and scholars of colour. In keeping with Patricia Monture’s own contributions, we are especially interested in receiving articles that offer a feminist, anti-racist reading of Canadian settler colonialism in the areas of criminal justice, Aboriginal youth, education, and economic empowerment.

 

The deadline for submitting articles for this special issue is March 1, 2012. Submissions should be no more than 35 pages (10,000 words), should conform to the Style Guide available on our website: http://www.utpjournals.com/cjwl/cjwl.html and should include an abstract.

 

Please send your articles in Word format to:

Debra Parkes

English Language Co-Editor

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Robson Hall

224 Dysart Road

Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2

Tel: 204-474-9776   Fax: 204-480-1084

Email: cjwl@cc.umanitoba.ca

 

 

 

 

 

NUMÉRO SPÉCIAL DE LA REVUE FEMMES ET DROIT

EN L’HONNEUR DE PATRICIA MONTURE

 

Appel de textes

 

Colonialisme de peuplement blanc et indigénéité en contexte canadien

 

Avec la collaboration spéciale de Sherene Razack

 

La Revue Femmes et Droit (RFD) sollicite des textes pour publication dans son numéro spécial, volume 25(1), à paraître au printemps 2013.

 

Patricia Monture nous a dit un jour qu’à son avis, l’égalité n’était pas un objectif suffisamment élevé. Un féminisme qui n’avait pas su reconnaître le caractère destructif du colonialisme de peuplement ni poursuivre la souveraineté et le bien-être autochtones relevait d’un féminisme trop petit pour Patricia. Ce numéro de la Revue Femmes et Droit sera consacré à Patricia Monture, universitaire courageuse qui a ouvert le chemin à de nombreuses femmes au cours des deux dernières décennies. Pour l’honorer, nous invitons les contributions sur le colonialisme de peuplement blanc. Ce numéro brossera un portrait du travail des universitaires amérindiennes et des universitaires de couleur. Dans la foulée des contributions de Patricia Monture, nous désirons particulièrement recevoir des articles qui jettent un regard féministe et antiraciste sur le colonialisme de peuplement canadien dans les domaines de la justice pénale, des jeunes autochtones, de l’éducation et du renforcement économique.

 

La date limite de soumission pour ce numéro spécial est le 1er mars 2012. Les textes devraient respecter le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique, ne pas dépasser 35 pages (10 000 mots) et comprendre un résumé.

 

Veuillez envoyer vos textes en format Word à :

 

Louise Langevin

Corédactrice francophone

Revue Femmes et Droit

Faculté de droit, Université Laval

Québec, Qc

Louise.langevin@fd.ulaval.ca

 

 

the one who starts things with words: Patricia Monture

A friend sent along this sad note today:

With a sense of loss I am passing along the news that Trish Monture died earlier this week of cancer. Most of you know Trish’s work. Her Mohawk name means “the one who starts things with words.” She started much and inspired and challenged many. In the coming days, I know that many of us will be thinking and connecting about ways that we can honour Trish’s many contributions.

I don’t have the details yet but I understand that she will be taken home to Six Nations for ceremonies.Feeling this loss today, I am listening to Trish’s voice that has been captured here: click for video.

Her words

Here you can hear her from 2007, on police/Aboriginal relations in Saskatoon.  It’s categorized by Rabble.ca this way: Artist: Patricia Monture Genre: Blues – very accurately.

Here are some articles:  Thinking about Aboriginal Justice: Myths and Revolutions

(These next three links are to Hein online, which requires a subscription).

Ka-Nin-Geh-Heh-Gah-E-Sa-Nonh-Yah-Gah 2 Can. J. Women & L. 159 (1986-1988); Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Law: Rethinking Justice (with Turpel, M. E.)  26 U. Brit. Colum. L. Rev. 239 (1992); Standing against Canadian Law: Naming Omissions of Race, Culture and Gender 2 Y.B. N.Z. Juris. 7 (1998)

Her books are Thunder in my Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks (1995) and Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations Independence (2000).  She’s contributed to so many organizations, ideas, initiatives – I will not try to capture those things – I will add links to any piece which presents a complete picture of this remarkable woman.   For now, here is a very brief bio from the National Centre for First Nations Governance website:

Patricia Monture is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory (near Brantford, Ontario).  She is mother, sister, auntie.  Trisha was educated as a lawyer in Ontario and has graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School.  From 1989 to 1994, she taught in Canadian law schools.  In 1994, Trisha joined the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan as an associate professor.  She was granted tenure in 1998 and promoted to full professor in 1999.  From 2001 to 2004 in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she was Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science on Indigenous Initiatives.

When I was in law school, she came to give a talk – it was after Thunder in my Soul was published.  I remember it quite vividly, such a pivotal kind of moment in law school for me, a first year student feeling more than slightly lost and in some ways, alone.  It was in the Solarium at U of T law school, and I was sitting in the nook of the glass doors on the east side, squashed into a chair with my bag on my lap and looking out over the parking lot.  Maybe it was in the fall, since my mind’s eye fills the parking lot with bright sunlight and a brisk wind.   Here was this brown woman talking to students of colour as though we were the only ones in the room. I can only imagine that for the First Nations students it was that much more meaningful.  She said, “Doing well is the best revenge.”  I think she meant, “at their game”.  It was like being given a very encouraging (but very firm) shove forward.  And then, each time I’m in the Solarium at U of T law, I think of Patricia Monture saying that to us, and let me tell you, that has been quite helpful over the years.