Indigenous Law Presentation


Community Media Room

Indigenous Law: Approaches, Challenges, and Opportunities

Simon Owen -- Senior Researcher, Indigenous Law Research Unit

Tuesday, July 18, 7:00-9:00pm in the library Community Media Room

Three of the Truth and Reconciliation's Calls to Action directly concern Indigenous law, yet its existence and legitimacy continues to be denied, doubted, or ignored. This talk by ILRU Senior Researcher (and former Sioux Lookouter) Simon Owen will focus on ways to acknowledge, understand, and support the revitalization of Indigenous laws in the hard work of lawful governance. 

The Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU) is a dedicated research unit at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law committed to the recovery and renaissance of Indigenous laws. We believe Indigenous laws need to be taken seriously as laws. We partner with and support work by Indigenous peoples and communities to ascertain and articulate their own legal principles and processes, in order to effectively respond to today’s complex challenges.