How the Canadian Legal System Fails Indigenous People – First People’s Law

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2015522 Views

John Trudell, “What it Means to be a Human Being,” 2001

Law school is the great revealer. It reveals motivation: greed, social justice, couldn’t get into medical school. It reveals ignorance.

Case in point. Sitting in a law school lecture theatre. A law professor is making an earnest effort to convince skeptical students it’s important for future lawyers to know at least a little about the history of the Canadian state’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In the front of the room a hand shoots up.

“Yes, do you have a question?“

“Didn’t the Indians kill all the buffalo?”

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