“This webinar will consist of a presentation by Keith Carlson, a professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan who researches and publishes on the history of Indigenous people and settler colonialism in Canada. Keith will first briefly discuss the findings of Michelle Brass’s research into the use of Gladue factors in the sentencing of Indigenous people in Saskatchewan between 1999 and 2018 and provide participants with practical information and resources that can assist them in better ensuring that Gladue rights are protected going forward.
Keith will then outline the ways in which settler colonialism has created the context for Gladue rights in Canada. He will introduce participants to a new open access resource which provides researchers with unprecedented access to historical resources relevant to the protection of Gladue rights in Saskatchewan. Through a partnership with Legal Aid and the Law Society of Saskatchewan he and his students have developed a powerful new digital research tool for Indigenous people, their legal council, and the courts. The “Settler Colonial History and Indigenous People in Saskatchewan: A Gladue Rights Research Database” is the first of its kind in Canada.”
Qualifies for 1 CPD Hour all of which qualifies for Ethics