When it gets Personal: Conflicts between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples, and Equal Protection Under the Law. Lessons From the Colten Boushie and Jon Styres Cases

When:
March 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
2019-03-19T12:00:00-04:00
2019-03-19T13:30:00-04:00
Where:
McLaughlin College Lunch Talk Series
77 Founders Road
York University, North York
Ontario
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Vicky Carnevale
416-736-2100 ext, 33824
When it gets Personal:  Conflicts between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples, and Equal Protection Under the Law. Lessons From the Colten Boushie and Jon Styres Cases @ McLaughlin College Lunch Talk Series

Presented by Paul Baxter, who has been teaching in the Criminology Program at York since 2005, and is currently the Coordinator of the Program

Is equal protection under the law a function of white privilege?  Does equal protection under the law privilege settlers over Indigenous Peoples?  Our preconceptions about conflicts between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Peoples are often confined to the "big issues", such as large protests over land claims or natural resources.  These conflicts, such as the Standing Rock or Oka protests, usually occur in public spaces and they involve disputes between large groups of people in conflict with institutional agents such as the police or the military. These sorts of conflicts are often very impersonal.  The "band" or the "First Nation" takes the place of individual protesters, while "the police" or "the military" takes the place of individual settlers.

Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 P.M.

Location:  140 McLaughlin College, SCR

Poster:  Paul Baxter_Poster_March 19_19

Contact:  Vicky Carnevale at vcarneva@yorku.ca  or 416-736-2100 ext. 33824