Horace E. Read Memorial Lecture
This year's Horace E. Read Memorial Lecturer is Val Napoleon, Associate Professor and Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at the University of Victoria. Napoleon is one of the most influential legal scholars in Canada. She is changing legal education and the lawscape of Canada as co-founder of the Indigenous Law Degree Program at the University of Victoria. Napoleon's lecture is titled "Eavesdropping: A Raven Meeting at the Graveyard to Discuss Indigenous Law." For the purposes of this talk, she is suggesting that eavesdropping is a particular form of legal research that will allow us to think about some of the pressing Indigenous legal issues that are emerging today, including gendered politics, power, internal oppressions, expectations, and transsystemic teaching.