Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Consultation & Consent: A Community Conversation
Time and Date: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023, 6:30pm – 7pm
Location: Art Windsor-Essex, 3rd floor Cohen Gallery
This event is part of AWE at Night.
Photography and videography will be present throughout the event. By entering this event site you agree to be filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.
Whose land are we on, and what histories have been erased? In what ways can consultation fail? In recent years, consultation with Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour has been at the core of government relations, particularly with Indigenous communities. The Doctrine of the Duty to Consult and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples have made consultation a legal requirement. Local projects that could be discussed include the National Urban Park, a significant landmark for Indigenous and Black communities.
On Thursday, June 22, from 6:30 pm to 7 pm, join us for a panel discussion on consultation and consent. Our panel of speakers will offer bold and insightful responses to pressing issues in our region.
Dr. Beverley Jacobs
Dr. Beverley Jacobs is Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Bear Clan. She was recently appointed as Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Relations and Outreach at the University of Windsor and she practices law part-time at her home community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Her research focuses on Indigenous Legal Orders, Indigenous Wholistic Health, Indigenous Research Methodologies, and Decolonization of Eurocentric Law. Beverley has obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Windsor in 1994, a Master of Law Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and a PhD from the University of Calgary in 2018. Dr. Jacobs is a former President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (elected 2004 to 2009).
Clint Jacobs is Anishinaabe from Bkejwanong (Walpole Island First Nation) on the north shore of Lake St. Clair. He is the Supervisor of Nin.Da.Waab.Jig (Walpole Island Heritage Centre) and works with a team that implements numerous initiatives relating to conservation, natural heritage education, habitat stewardship & restoration, food sovereignty, and environmental research. Clint is an Indigenous Scholar at the University of Windsor; and co-instructs field courses with Western University and University of Windsor.
Dr. Natalie Delia Deckard
Dr. Natalie Delia Deckard is an Associate Professor of Criminology, the outgoing Director of the Black Studies Institute, and Incoming Department Head of the Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies Department at the University of Windsor. She has been living the dream as a diasporic afro-Latinx woman in Predominantly White Spaces for some time now.