CBA-NS Joint Aboriginal Law and Young Lawyers Section Meeting

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30
Name of Organization: 
Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia
Contact Email: 
Stewart McKelvey, Halifax NS

Indigenous Justice


  • Professor Naiomi Metallic, Dalhousie University
  • Professor Tuma Young, Cape Breton University

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for the development of Indigenous legal systems in order to fulfil the requirement of a true nation-to-nation relationship between the Aboriginal peoples of Canada and the Crown. How are these systems different from what is commonly called “Aboriginal law” and how can they help achieve reconciliation?

Join Prof. Naiomi Metallic, Assistant Professor and Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law, and Prof. Tuma Young, lawyer, JSD candidate, and Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at Cape Breton University, for a discussion of these fundamental issues.