UCalgary course applies Indigenous traditions to current legal system

March 23, 2018

A new course offered at the University of Calgary uses Indigenous legal traditions to examine current events and legal decisions. Taught by Professor Kathleen Mahoney, Indigenous Legal Traditions engages students with guest speakers and a guided field trip to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park in Alberta. UCalgary notes that Indigenous legal traditions are an emerging area of law in Canada, and that there has been a trend in recent years toward incorporating more Indigenous legal traditions into general legal systems. “Learning about an independent legal order which is fundamentally different from the one I’ve studied in my other classes allows me to think critically about the other areas of law,” says second-year UCalgary law student Hannah Hunter-Loubert. UCalgary