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