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Kokum Ravens

I had the pleasure of seeing Emily Snyder (author of this report on Gender & Indigenous Law) and Val Napoleon present their work on the forthcoming teaching guide which goes with the graphic narrative Mikomosis & the Wetiko at CALT, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers.  This multifaceted project is real serious about getting the work out into the community, and it’s fascinating.

[new booklet from the Indigenous Law Research Unit or click here )

Kokum Raven Series: Artist Statement

Indigenous law is in the world

and there are many ways to learn about it, teach it, and to represent it.

The way I have chosen here is with the Raven – a trickster for some Indigenous peoples.

She can teach us by being a trouble maker and by

upsetting the log jams of unquestioned assumptions.

She can also teach us with love, patience, and a wicked sense of humour.

She can create spaces for conversations and questions – that is her job as a trickster and a feminist

so that nothing is taken for granted and all interpretations are laid bare.

Val Napoleon

 

[the last lines of the artist statement i think, represent what I wish I could do in all of my teaching]

Link to pdf file

http://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/AJR_Brochure-June13-14.pdf