Please note that this lecture will be held at Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre.

Professor Tracey Lindberg hails from the As’in’î’wa’chî Ni’yaw (Kelly Lake Cree Na-tion) and grew up in small cities and towns in Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, including Melfort, Nipawin and Prince Albert. Prof. Lindberg studied law at the University of Saskatchewan (LLB), Harvard Law School (LLM), and the University of Ottawa (PhD). She currently teaches at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. Prof. Lindberg studies, reads and practices Niyaw/Cree law and works in the areas of Indigenous law and literature, Indigenous legal theory, the rejuvenation and application of Indigenous laws, and Indige-nous women’s societies, laws and legal orders. Her academic work, Criti-cal Indigenous Legal Theory, won the University of Ottawa’s Gold Medal and the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Her best-selling novel Birdie is widely read and taught in courses worldwide. Prof. Lind-berg’s next work will be on bookshelves this fall. It is called sâkihitowin: the Cree word for love and features 16 intertwined stories about the spec-trum of love tied to 20 pieces of art by Cree painter George Littlechild.

In this storytelling round titled If Law Stories Were Love Stories: Treaties, Cree Law and the Promise, Lindberg tells the story of Promise, a napesis (Cree boy) whose family was forever changed and whose treaty relations were damaged when their laws were broken.

Event Details

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre (5 Campus Drive)
Event Poster


Katie Richard

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