Indigenous communities need to be empowered by their own law
Educating Canadians about Indigenous culture and law will promote understanding and compassion for First Nations people across the country we call Canada. This is why we strongly support efforts to reinvigorate and rebuild Indigenous law, such as the University of Victoria’s proposal for a joint degree program in the common law and Indigenous legal orders.
Inuit from Clyde River, Nunavut, pictured Nov. 29, 2016, outside the Supreme Court of Canada, protesting against seismic tests to search for oil and gas in Clyde River. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade