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Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom - Online,

This event is jointly presented by the Sunnybrook Hub for Applied Research in Education (SHARE) & the President’s Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART).

Abstract and Objectives:

Using the story of the book, we discuss Canadian history and the future of reconciliation.

Participants will:

  • be introduced to the background of unequal education services on Indian reserves
  • consider what reconciliation means and requires


Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii),
The Prichard Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy,
University of Toronto

Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) is Swampy Cree, Beaver clan, of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He is a lawyer, law professor and Fulbright Scholar. Born in West Germany while his father served in the Canadian Air Force, Douglas grew up in small towns across Western Canada. He is a frequent contributor to Policy Options and Global Brief, and has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Government of Ontario in the offices of the Attorney General and Aboriginal Affairs. He is the Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Douglas is the 2021 recipient of the the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize for his lifetime of work in the field of human rights.

Andrew Stobo Sniderman,
Writer, Lawyer and Researcher,
Harvard Law School

Andrew Stobo Sniderman is a writer, lawyer and Rhodes scholar from Montréal. He has published reporting and op-eds in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Maclean's, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Citizen and England's Sunday Times. His profile of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools won the award for best print feature of 2011 from the Canadian Association of Journalists. As a lawyer, Andrew has argued before the Supreme Court and advocated for Indigenous clients. He has also served as the human rights policy advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and law clerk for a judge of South Africa's Constitutional Court.

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