Peter A Allard School of Law

Sparrow’s Flight: Revisiting the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision after 30 Years

Due to COVID-19, Musqueam Indian Band and the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC have made the decision to postpone the Sparrow’s Flight conference originally set for October 23-24, 2020. 

The COVID-19 situation is still evolving.  It is difficult to plan for an in-person conference at this time, and community engagement is an integral component of this initiative.  Our goal is to host a commemorative community-based event in the future, when circumstances permit. 

 Please watch for an update in the fall of 2020.

Sparrow’s Flight” takes the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s statement on the constitutional entrenchment of Aboriginal and treaty rights in R v Sparrow as an opportunity to revisit the case, to reconsider its history, to understand its impact, and to explore its possibility.

This call for proposals seeks contributions to a two-day conference, hosted jointly by the Musqueam Indian Band and the Allard School of Law, that revisit Sparrow.  The aim is to create space for broad, meaningful discussions, and with that in mind this call goes out to Indigenous nations engaged in struggles over access to and control of fisheries, and to those whose work grapples with the colonial legacy that section 35 seems intended to address.

Please submit proposals of 250-500 words, outlining the proposed contribution to by 1 June 2020.

More details are available in the Call for Proposals.

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