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Teaching Indigenous Law - Today and Tomorrow
This session will include a description of the current dual law degree program (Indigenous laws, and Canadian/common law), what it’s like to teach in a transsystemic or intersocietal classroom, and where the graduates are headed off to. We look forward to questions and discussions.

Professor Val Napolean [Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel, LLB, PhD] is the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law, UVIC, and the Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance. She is the co-founder of JID/JD (dual degree program in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law), and the founding director of the Indigenous Law Research Unit. She is Cree from Saulteau First Nation and an adopted member of the Gitanyow [northern Gitxsan]. Her areas of research include Indigenous legal traditions and methodologies (e.g., land, water, governance and democracy, human rights, gender, dispute resolution, and intellectual property), Indigenous legal theories, Indigenous feminisms, legal pluralism, Indigenous democracy, and Indigenous intellectual property. She teaches common property law and Gitxsan land and property law transsystemically in the JID/JD.

David Milward is an Associate Professor of Law with the University of Victoria, and a member of the Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation in Saskatchewan. He has authored two books, Indigenous Justice as Reconciliation and Aboriginal Justice and the Charter, and co-authored The Art of Science in the Canadian Justice System with the late Dr. Charles Ferguson. He has also authored numerous book chapters and articles in leading international and law journals.

Jun 29, 2022 12:00 PM in Yukon

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