Brenda Gunn News Archive
September 29, 2021 —
This fall, the Faculty of Law welcomed back alumnus Marc Kruse [JD/2015] to fill the role of Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, recently vacated by the retirement of long-time instructor, Wendy Whitecloud. In addition to providing programming and supports for Indigenous students at Robson Hall, he will be responsible for supplying the Faculty with opportunities and initiatives in Indigenizing the curriculum.
August 4, 2021 —
In recognition of this important day, it is fitting to discuss the implementation of the UN Declaration in Canada. Why is it important, and how does it help address the challenges we currently face in Canada?
May 15, 2021 —
Looking back on invaluable student experience in view of changing paradigms
April 14, 2021 —
This year, Faculty of Law professors have been engaging prolifically in national conversations about COVID-19, Indigenous rights, Civil Liberties and Charter Rights among other important topics. Here is a compilation of some of their writings published in and for such public arenas as newspapers and made available to Canadians beyond academia.
Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Gunn and Neve: Canada mustn’t wait any longer to implement the UN declaration on Indigenous rights
March 11, 2021 —
Bringing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to life in Canada has been a long time coming. Close to four decades in fact, a staggeringly long time for such a crucial human rights concern.
February 8, 2021 —
Australian Indigenous activist-turned-academic Prof. Megan Davis has more than two decades of work with the United Nations under her belt
December 17, 2020 —
On Dec. 3, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-15, an Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), fulfilling their election promise to introduce such legislation by the end of 2020.
June 30, 2020 —
Practical examples of how Indigenous peoples around the world are breathing life into the carefully chosen words of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are now available online. The Kiskinohamatowin report is based on a conference hosted by University of Manitoba Law Prof. Brenda Gunn and consultant Celeste McKay in 2019.
February 28, 2020 —
Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host the 26th Kawaskimhon National Moot, March 6-7, 2020. Manitoba’s law school will be welcoming law students from across Canada to participate in this consensus-based, non-adversarial moot that incorporates Indigenous legal traditions alongside federal, provincial and international law.
Professor Brenda Gunn: Robson Hall’s resident expert on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
March 23, 2018 —
Associate Professor Brenda Gunn recently appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to give testimony for a study the committee is conducting on Bill C-262 which would implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.