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Asper Centre and Aboriginal Law Program Presentation: Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe

November 14, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada

In Aamjiwnaang First Nation (near Sarnia, Ontario) the female to male birthrate is 2:1. Community members experience abnormal incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. This workshop will explore if law has thus far failed this community and what Canadian and Indigenous governments are doing now to protect the land.

Monday, November 14, 2016

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Jackman Law Building J125

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

78 Queens Park, Toronto

Light lunch will be provided

Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe, Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Victoria and SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, will lead students through a conversation covering:

  • The chemical manufacturing around Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the damage it has done to the land and community members
  • Canada’s dark legacy of inflicting harm on Indigenous bodies and how the system fails to adequately address health and ecological suffering
  • The challenges jurisdictional issues pose for the creation of sound environmental justice policy
  • The clash between Indigenous and scientific knowledge
  • The 2011 Chemical Valley Charter challenge brought by two members of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Ecojustice which was, in April 2016, withdrawn

Please RSVP so we have enough food!

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Amanda Carling at



November 14, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm