MEDIA ADVISORY: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences invites members of the media to attend the book launch and panel discussion for Lisa Monchalin's new book The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada.

Monchalin is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to earn a Ph.D. in Criminology. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Doctorate in Criminology in 2012.

WHAT: Panel discussion on Indigenous justice and crime in Canada

WHEN: December 5, 2016, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, Johnson Hall (157 Séraphin-Marion, University of Ottawa | map)

RSVP: Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance by email to sarah.foster@uottawa.ca

Special guests:

  • Lisa Monchalin, author, Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and alumna of the University of Ottawa (Ph.D 2012)
  • Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator of Canada and 2016 University of Ottawa Honorary Doctorate recipient
  • Claudette Commanda, professor in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Executive Director, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (LLB 1997)

Speakers:

Monchalin’s The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada was designed as an educational tool for Indigenous Justice courses in Canada. She writes honestly and unapologetically about the historical and contemporary ‘Colonial Problem’ in Canada and helps readers visualize a decolonized future for Turtle Island and its peoples.

Media inquiries

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer
613-762-2908
sarah.foster@uOttawa.ca

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