Lakehead students reject effort to amend Aboriginal law course

March 8, 2013

Student protesters at Lakehead University argue that a proposed change to the law school curriculum does not address their concerns. Lakehead plans to add another half-credit course on Aboriginal perspectives to complement its existing first-year Aboriginal issues class. But a spokesperson for the protesters says that still doesn't replace what they argue was more thorough Aboriginal content. The protest began in February after Lakehead's senate replaced a full-credit class on world views from the perspective of Aboriginal people with a half-credit law course on how those views fit in the legal system. Students argued the focus of the course became much narrower. Despite the recent curriculum amendment, the spokesperson says demonstrators will continue their sit-in for another 2 weeks. Lakehead says Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the M├ętis Council of Ontario both support the proposed new course. Lakehead News Release | CBC