Universities working to make Indigenous law part of legal education

February 10, 2016

The University of Victoria’s Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU), with funding from the .CA Community Investment Program, has developed a series of videos that explore Indigenous law and legal traditions. The goal of the series is to encourage respectful discussion and education around law and Indigenous-settler relations, covering topics such as introduction to Indigenous law; Indigenous law, gender, and sexuality; and tough questions in Indigenous law. Videos include reflections from scholars, community leaders, students, and activists working in the area of Indigenous law. The videos are available for free online. At the University of Manitoba, the Faculty of Law has recently re-committed to ensuring students receive instruction on Indigenous law. uManitoba already includes mandatory units on Aboriginal-Crown relations, Treaties, and Aboriginal rights and is now considering making knowledge of Indigenous legal traditions a required core competency. UVic | ILRU Videos | uManitoba