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1 U OF S COLLEGE OF LAW PRESENTS SALLOWS FRY CONFERENCE 2015 A CANADIAN CRISIS: Criminalization & Imprisonment of Indigenous Women & those with Disabling Mental Health Issues Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies usask.ca/law

2 Schedule of Presentations Thursday May 21, :30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 9:00 CEREMONIAL OPENING Elders and Chief Kimberly Jonathan STRONG WOMEN DRUMMERS WELCOMING REMARKS Chancellor B. Favel, Dean B. Bilson, Chief K. Jonathan, Senator L. Dyck 10:15 BREAK 10:30 Canada s treatment of Immigration detainees with disabling mental health issues: Brainstorming effective advocacy strategies Paloma van Groll A Tort Remedy: Misfeasance in Public Office and Administrative Segregation Aliya Chouinard, Margaret Hall Stories from inside and behind the Masks: Women with Lived Experience of Marginalization, Victimization, Criminalization, and Imprisonment Sue Delanoy, Chantel Huel, Jorgina Sunn, Paula Jacobs-St. Germaine Project Access: Telephone and Visitor Access in Correctional Centres Sarah Buhler, Amanda Dodge 11:30 LUNCH 1:15 Ghosts: Hope in Hard Places Bobbylee Keshane, Allison Grainger-Brown 2:15 BREAK 2:30 Mental Illness and Sentencing Mansfield Mela, Glen Luther Listening to Talk Story : Lessons from the Hawai i Girls Court for Women s/ Girls Corrections in Atlantic Canada Josephine Savarese The Crisis From the Perspective of Defence Counsel: Lessons from Ontario and the need in to recognize, understand, and apply Gladue principles Craig Goebel, Judge C. Barnett, Jim Scott, Jane Dickson Understanding Past Mistakes, Pursuing Social Equity, and Fostering Belonging: Responsible Citizenship for Restorative Outcomes Judge D. Arnot 3:30 PAWSitive Reflections: How the Work of a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Supports a Trauma-Informed Approach to Prisoner Health Nancy Poole, Colleen Dell Indigenous Girls and the Violence of Settler Colonial Policing Jaskivan Dhillon Aboriginal Service Delivery and Cultural Competency Katelynn Lucas, Erin Ramsperger Provinces and Territories Speak Out: A four district scan across the country of the state of our Provincial and Territorial jails and remand centres. Bryonie Baxter, Sue Delanoy, Darlene MacEachern, Katherine Alexander A torture-free U of S: not just a pipe dream Dan LeBlanc Buffalo Sage Wellness House (BSWH) Section 81 Healing Lodge Process Review Amy Pilon

3 Schedule of Presentations Friday May 22, :30 COFFEE 9:00 Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody 10:15 BREAK Professor Sherene Razack, Kim Pate, Coralee Smith 10:30 Women, solitary confinement and the perils of prison reform Debra Parkes Legal Strategies to Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls Kim Stanton, Mary Eberts, Pippa Feinstein, Christa Big Canoe The Role of the Media in Influencing Public Opinion and Criminal Justice Policy Maureen Brosnahan, Betty Ann Adam Shoplifting as a Mental Health Issue Helen Smith-McIntyre, Doreen Burns, Delores Kenny 11:30 LUNCH 1:15 Colonization, the Indian Act, and the Criminal Code all have a direct impact on the negative attitudes currently faced by many Indigenous Women across Canada Colleen Whitedeer Innovative Programming for Aboriginal Prisoners Diann Block, Allison Piché, Nancy Van Styvendale Gender, Race and Custodial Space Carmen Plaunt, Chantel Huel 2:30 An arrow through my heart: Survival from the Streets to the Height of Academia Sharon Acoose and guests Through the Eyes of Women: What a Co-operative Can Mean in Supporting Women through Confinement and Integration Isobel Findlay Risky Business: Democratising Success and the Case of Federally Sentenced Aboriginal Women Nancy Poon A Life Sentence : Living in the Shadow of Correctional Services Canada Maureen Butler, Lisa Neve, Yvonne Johnson 3:30 Judicial Sentencing Discourses about the Victimization and Criminalization of Aboriginal Women Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick Claiming Digital Space: Violence Against Women and Indigenous Women s Filmmaking Short Film Screening and Discussion Tasha Hubbard Using a Macro Cultural Psychological Approach to Expose Realities and Transform the Conversation Alyssa Benedict The Situation of Aboriginal Women in Canada: The Journey Forward - Native Women s Association of Canada Theresa Edwards 4:30 RECEPTION Prisons: Lots of rules, not much rule of law Lisa Neve, Sheila Wildeman, Yvonne Johnson 2:15 BREAK

4 Presenters SHARON ACOOSE, Sakimay First Nation, Associate Professor of Indigenous Social Work at First Nations of Canada. Author, An Arrow In My Heart: A First Nation Woman s Account of Survival from the Streets to the Height of Academia BETTY ANN ADAM, Fon du Lac Dene Nation, report with the Star Phoenix CHIEF COMMISSIONER DAVID ARNOT, Judge for the Provincial Court of and Chief Commissioner for the Province of KATHERINE ALEXANDER, Executive Director of Elizabeth Fry Society of Yukon, Regional Advocate for CAEFS Dan LeBlanc, co-president of Solidarity for Those in Solitary JUDGE C. BARNETT, provincial court Judge for British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories (retired) BRYONIE BAXTER, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, President of the Council of Elizabeth Fry Societies of Ontario and a Regional Advocate, Ontario Region, for the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies ALYSSA BENEDICT, Executive Director, CORE Associates DEAN BETH BILSON, College of Law, of DIANN BLOCK, 20 years of service as a Corrections Worker at Saskatoon Correctional Centre; 5 years as First Nations and Metis Community and Cultural Coordinator at Saskatoon Correctional Centre, Board Member of STR8UP, 10,000 Little Steps to Healing MAUREEN BROSNAHAN, Senior National Correspondent with CBC National News SARAH BUHLER, Assistant Professor, College of Law, of DOREEN BURNS, Advocate MAUREEN BUTLER, Elizabeth Fry Society of Southern Ontario ALIYA CHOUINARD, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers SUE DELANOY, Executive Director of Elizabeth Fry Society of COLLEEN DELL, Department of Sociology & School of Public Health, Provincial Research Chair in Substance Abuse in JASKIVAN DHILLON, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School JANE DICKSON, Associate Professor of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton AMANDA DODGE, Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC) SENATOR LILLIAN DYCK for, Gordon First Nation MARY EBERTS, Law Office of Mary Eberts Toronto Ontario THERESA EDWARDS, Native Women s Association of Canada CHANCELLOR BLAINE FAVEL, Plains Cree, of PIPPA FEINSTEIN, Toronto-based sole practitioner working exclusively with grassroots and non-profit organizations Christa Big Canoe, Legal Advocacy Director of Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto ISOBEL FINDLAY, professor, Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business; Co- Director, Community- Institute for Social Research; and Fellow in Cooperatives, Diversity, and Sustainable Development, Centre for the Study of Cooperatives, of CRAIG GOEBEL, Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid ALLISON GRAINGER-BROWN, researcher of the effective and appropriate healing approaches for supporting Aboriginal women in prison to overcome complex PTSD MARGARET HALL, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers TASHA HUBBARD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, of CHANTEL HUEL, Elizabeth Fry Society of PAULA JACOBS-ST.GERMAINE, Red Pheasant, lived experience advocate, Elizabeth Fry Society of CHIEF KIMBERLY JONATHAN, Dakota and Cree Nations, Federation of Indian Nations YVONNE JOHNSON, co-author of Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick, Faculty of Law, of British Columbia DELORES KENNY, Advocate BOBBYLEE KESHANE, a First Nation activist to stop long term solitary confinement in Canada KATELYNN LUCAS, Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary GLEN LUTHER, Associate Professor, College of Law, of DARLENE MACEACHERN, Executive Director of Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton, Regional Advocate for CAEFS Atlantic Region MANSFIELD MELA, Associate Professor, Ellis Hall, Royal of LISA NEVE, mentor and role model to many young people who have been marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized. DEBRA PARKES, Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies), Faculty of Law, of Manitoba KIM PATE, Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights, College of Law, of and Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

5 ALLISON PICHÉ, Native Studies, of AMY PILON, Department of Psychology, of CARMEN PLAUNT, Community Youth Worker with the Ministry of Justice NANCY POOLE, Director of Research and Knowledge Translation at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence for Women s Health NANCY POON, Department of Sociology, of ERIN RAMSPERGER, Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary SHERENE RAZACK, full professor in the Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the of Toronto. Author, Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody JOSEPHINE SAVARESE, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, St. Thomas, Fredericton, New Brunswick CORALEE SMITH, Mother and Advocate Extraordinaire HELEN SMITH-MCINTYRE, Senior Case Worker for Saskatoon Community Mediation Services KIM STANTON, Legal Director, Women s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) JORGINA SUNN, singer/songwriter and community activist, Elizabeth Fry Society of PALOMA VAN GROLL, of Toronto NANCY VAN STYVENDALE, Assistant Professor, Department of English, of specializing in Indigenous North American Literatures and community-based education COLLEEN WHITEDEER, College of Arts and Science, of. Member of the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Fry Society in SHEILA WILDEMAN, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie JIM SCOTT, Criminal Lawyer through Legal Aid for central and northern

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