John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, will deliver the 2019 Hagey Lecture, “Living Indigenous Law in Canada,” at the University of Waterloo on March 25.
Borrows' forthcoming book, Law’s Indigenous Ethics, examines how Indigenous law can shed light on Canadian law's approach to treaties, Aboriginal title, legal education, and the continuing legacy of residential schools. The Anishinaabe legal lens for this event is organized around seven grandmother/grandfather teachings: love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty and respect. Anishinaabe stories, language, theories and practices are blended with detailed analysis of Canadian case law, statutes, policies and constitutional practices to illustrate the possibilities and limits of the grandmother/grandfather teachings.
A catered reception will follow the lecture, during which you can purchase books by the speaker.
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Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1