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Faculty Research Seminar Series: Jeffery Hewitt on Butterflies, Beavers & Law

Mar 27, 2014, 12:30pm-2pm

Butterflies, Beavers & Law
Jeffery Hewitt

rec·on·cil·i·a·tion (noun): 1. the restoration of friendly relations; 2. the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.

Canada's Constitution Act, 1982, is still relatively young and developing. If the purpose of entrenching Aboriginal and treaty rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, is to promote a "fair and just reconciliation" by harmonizing the relationship between Canada and Aboriginal people, how is it working? As Canadian law continues to develop the concept of "reconciliation", this presentation looks to a variety of sources of law, some of which pre-date Confederation, which may help us further define reconciliation and come together for a stronger Canada.

A 2013/14 McMurtry Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, Jeffery Hewitt is examining how connections between Aboriginal art and the law may support reconciling relationships. A graduate of Osgoode, Jeffery was called to the bar in 1998 and is general counsel for Rama First Nation. While at Osgoode, Jeffery is working on an LLM focused on how legal remedies might close the socio-economic gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

All are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided.


RSVP here. Event code: HEWITT
Osgoode McMurtry Visiting Fellow


Location:2028 Osgoode Hall Law School
Sponsor:Osgoode
Posted by:Jody-Ann
Web Sitehttp://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp
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