History Insights - Dr. McIvor
October 5, 2021
History Insights is a platform for big ideas that incite change. We welcome speakers that challenge our understanding of the past and how it affects our present.
Know History is proud to host lawyer and historian Dr. Bruce McIvor for a discussion about his latest book Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix it.
Bruce is a partner at First Peoples Law LLP, a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples. He holds a law degree, a Ph.D. in environmental history and is a Fulbright Scholar. He is a proud Métis from Red River in Manitoba.
In Standoff, Bruce explores why reconciliation fails Indigenous Peoples and what needs to be done to fix it. He describes the historical and social forces that underpin the development of Indigenous law, criticizes the legal shortcomings, and charts a practical, principled way forward. Interwoven in the book are Bruce’s personal stories of growing up Métis and representing First Nations in court and negotiation. Bruce advocates for realistic path forward based on respect, recognition, and the implementation of Indigenous rights.
October 19 at 12:00 PST/3:00 EST
Register here: https://knowhistory.co/WebinarOct19
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Reviews of Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix it
"Canada's vision of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is crap. It's nice to see a book that shares this view. Read it and learn."
Tim Fontaine, Walking Eagle News
"Bruce McIvor has been at the forefront of dismantling Canada’s colonial legal system and the mindset that sustains the continued denial of the rights of Indigenous peoples for decades as a masterful scholar, advocate and Indigenous thought leader. In all of this work, Bruce embraces cultural humility and defers to the voices of his client, bringing wisdom and collaboration in each step of this arduous journey."
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe)
You can order a copy of Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix it here.