Vancouver Institute Lectures

Valley of the Birdtail : An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation collection Sniderman, Andrew Stobo; Sanderson, Douglas; Logan, Tricia E.


Andrew Stobo Sniderman is a writer, lawyer and Rhodes Scholar. His profile of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools won the award for best print feature from the Canadian Association of Journalists. Mr. Sniderman has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, served as the human rights policy advisor to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and worked for a judge of South Africa’s Constitutional Court. Prof. Sanderson is Beaver Clan, from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He is deeply engaged in Aboriginal issues from a policy perspective. He was a Senior Advisor to the Government of Ontario. His research areas include Aboriginal and Indigenous legal theory, as well as private law and public and private legal theory. Mr. Sniderman and Prof. Sanderson wrote the award winning book Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation (2022), winner of two awards in 2023: The Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies, and the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize; it was also a finalist for the 2023 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

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