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Critical Conversations: Rethinking Borders -- A panel on transnational movements, resistance, identity, and gender
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Apr 3, 2023 02:00 PM in Winnipeg

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Dr. Lorena Fontaine
@University of Winnipeg
Lorena Sekwan Fontaine (BA, LLB, LLM, PhD) is Cree and Anishnaabe and member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in MB. She is an Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-coordinator of Indigenous Languages at the University of Wpg. Dr. Fontaine’s research includes Indigenous language rights, the legacy of residential schools and cultural genocide. Recently, she was awarded a Canada Fulbright research chair at San Diego State University to explore the repatriation of Indigenous cultural memory and language. Her research on the legacy of the residential schools was presented in a CBC documentary 'Undoing Linguicide.' Dr. Fontaine has co-organized educational forums with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Dornsife Centre for Advanced Genocide in Los Angeles. Dr. Fontaine has been an advocate for Residential School Survivors as well as their descendants, and acted as legal consultant to the law firm Thomson, Rogers in a National Class Action on Residential Schools.
Dr. Shauna Labman
@Global College, University of Winnipeg
Dr. Shauna Labman is an Associate Professor, Human Rights and Executive Director of Global College, University of Winnipeg. She is a is a legal scholar who writes and speaks extensively on refugee law, resettlement and private refugee sponsorship within a broader context of human rights and public international law. She focuses on the layered influences of law on public policy and government positioning. She is the author of Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program (UBC Press 2019) and co-edited Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context (MQUP 2020). Both books were consecutively named in The Hill Times’ list of 100 Best Books in 2019 and 2020.
Dr. Shayna Plaut
@Centre for Social Science Research and Policy, University of Manitoba
Dr. Shayna Plaut‘s work sits at the intersection of academia, journalism and advocacy focusing on ethics, methods and self-representation in journalism and transnational advocacy - particularly with people who do not fit in well in the traditional understanding of the nation-state. Her work has been published in a variety of human rights, sociological and journalism academic journals and she is the lead editor for an upcoming collaborative book entitled, "The Messy Ethics of Human Rights Work" to be published by UBC Press. As an educator, researcher and journalist, Shayna has taught and designed numerous courses on human rights, migration, ethics and methods, and human rights journalism/human rights stories. Since 2014, Shayna has served as the Research Manager for Strangers at Home, a project of the Global Reporting Centre, which has won numerous journalistic and human rights award. Shayna is a frequent contributor to local, Canadian and international media.
Dr. Lori Wilkinson
@University of Manitoba
Dr. Robert Lorway
@University of Manitoba