Sterling Prize 2020: How Canada changed the definition of genocide while harming Indigenous Peoples

Tamara Starblanket is the recipient of the 2020 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for her book Suffer the Little Children Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State. Starblanket’s book provides an exacting international legal analysis of genocide and makes publicly comprehensible its many human and moral dimensions.

Starblanket, Dean of Academics at Native Education College and a Cree woman from Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Treaty Six, will receive the Sterling Prize on Thursday, October 29 at the Native Education College in Vancouver.

Register for a link to watch a livestream of the event where Starblanket will give a presentation on Canada’s role in changing the definition of genocide and the legal ramifications internationally.

The Sterling Prize was first awarded in 1993 and remains committed to recognizing work that provokes and contributes to the understanding of controversy, while presenting new ways of looking at the world and challenging complacency. The prize recognizes work across disciplines and departments and is awarded annually by the Sterling Prize committee.


Thursday, October 29 | 4 – 5:30 PM


Online event
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite