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Whose law is it anyway? Part 1: Wetʼsuwetʼen and Indigenous rights – TVO
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Feb 19, 2020
TVO.org speaks with law professor Signa Daum Shanks about different views of leadership, keeping promises — and why colonialism doesn’t want Indigenous people to disagree with one another
This is the first instalment in a three-part series looking at Wetʼsuwetʼen and the law. Watch for Part 2 on Thursday.
On February 6, RCMP units moved to arrest protesters in British Columbia on the traditional land of the Wetʼsuwetʼen people, where protesters were blocking construction of the court-approved Coastal GasLink pipeline. The RCMP raid was authorized by a court. But whose court? As the controversy continues and solidarity protests pop up elsewhere in Canada, there is increasing talk of Indigenous law. TVO.org is interviewing three experts about what that is and what it means for Wetʼsuwetʼen. Today: Signa Daum Shanks, a Métis academic from Saskatchewan and a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.