David Milward (Manitoba) on “Mental Health and the Sentencing of Aboriginal People in Canada”

Room 2010, Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building

"Mental Health and the Sentencing of Aboriginal People in Canada"

Dr. David Milward  is a professor of law at the University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada, and is a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis Nation in Saskatchewan. He has numerous publications in both leading national and international law journals on criminal law, Aboriginal justice issues and evidence. He is the author of the award-winning book, Aboriginal Justice and the Charter: Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights, and a book co-authored with the late Dr. Charles Ferguson, The Art of Science in the Canadian Justice System: A Reflection on my Experiences as an Expert Witness. He also assisted the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada with authoring sections of its final reports that addressed Aboriginal criminal justice issues. He has also authored a report for the Office of the Children’s Advocate of Manitoba on the use of mediation-based alternatives for child welfare matters.