Lakehead Bora Laskin launches Maamawi Bimosewag, expands law program

April 7, 2021
Lakehead University has announced that its Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will be launching the Maamawi Bimosewag – They Walk Together Indigenous Law and Justice institute – and expanding its law program. The changes are supported by over $437K from the Government of Canada Department of Justice. The institute will contribute to the university’s efforts in meeting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action #50 and will focus on three pillars: building and sustaining relationships, land-based learning, and a lively research environment. “It is also a recognition of our unique position in the legal education landscape as a northern law school committed to Indigenous peoples, lands and interests, and we thank the Department of Justice, Lakehead University and the Indigenous partners that continue to support us,” said Robin Sutherland, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law’s Director of Indigenous Relations. Lakehead (ON)