Indigenous Awareness Week: Panel Discussion-Leslee White-eye
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building (LB)
Room: Moot Court Room
12:30 – 1:30 pm - PANEL DISCUSSION CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION V ENBRIDGE PIPELINES ET AL - Panelists will discuss the legal and cultural issues arising in this case, which was argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in November. Panelists include Chief Leslee White-Eye and current law faculty.
2:00 to 3:00 pm - EXTRACTIVE AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS MOOT COURT FINAL - Students will present arguments in the case of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v Enbridge Pipelines et al. This will be followed by a reception in the Faculty Common Lounge for all students, panelists, judges, and audience members
Leslee White-eye is Anishinaabe Ojibwe Kwe and is a proud citizen of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. She brings her love for community development to her role as the nation’s first elected woman chief. Leslee was first elected to council in 2003 and then to the Board of Education in 2005. Leslee was an elected trustee of the Thunderbird Trust, the nation’s community trust from 2007 to 2015.