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Indigenous Studies (on Zoom) Lecture 2: The First Year of Law School was ‘Hell’

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
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As part of our response to reconciliation, Brock House strives to provide opportunities for members to become informed about Indigenous culture, worldview, politics, and governance. This is achieved through lectures by Indigenous speakers, reading and discussing fiction, story-telling and nonfiction) from Indigenous and non-Indigenous sources.

The First Year of Law School was ‘Hell’ — The path taken from being a First Nation Chief to law school and beyond. With Tsleil-Waututh leader Leah George-Wilson

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Indigenous lawyer, Leah George-Wilson (Sisi-ya-ama) was the first woman elected to be the Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) in North Vancouver, a position she held for four terms. A hard-working community leader, she has negotiated for Indigenous rights on behalf of the TWN in both provincial and federal courts. Leah has a degree in Anthropology from S.F.U. and took her law degree at U.B.C. She has held numerous board positions, not the least of which was on the First Nations Land Advisory Board. Remarkably, Leah began her law degree part-time after being the Chief so she could continue working for her Nation and raise her children. Leah is passionate about photography, tracing TWN family trees and safeguarding the TWN language.

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