Book launch and panel with Lisa Monchalin

The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada

Lisa Monchalin - Book Presentation - The colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Justice in Canada - December 5 - 6-9 PM Alex Trebek Hall A proud University of Ottawa alumna, Lisa Monchalin was the first Indigenous woman in Canada to earn a PhD in criminology (in 2012). In her new book, she writes honestly and unapologetically about the historical and contemporary “colonial problem” in Canada and helps the reader visualize a decolonized future for Turtle Island and its peoples. She also discusses issues concerning the criminalization of Indigenous peoples.

The event will start with a presentation by Lisa Monchalin, followed by a panel to discuss next steps for healing, reconciliation and dealing with the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system.

* Please note: this event will be held in English.

Special guests:

Lisa Monchalin (PhD 2012), author, professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Howard Sapers (DU 2016), Correctional Investigator of Canada


  • Professor Daniel Ruck, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
  • Professor Kathryn Campbell, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Bridget Tolley, activist for Indigenous rights

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, 157 Séraphin Marion

* This event is presented by the University of Ottawa Criminology Graduate Students Association. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

If you have any accessibility needs related to this event, please contact Johanne Albert at or 613-562-5800 ext. 3602 at least five days before the event.

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