As Indigenous peoples around the world reclaim and revitalize their own legal traditions, how can scholarly work on theory, methods and implementation support community goals? In her talk, Dr. Friedland will identify hopeful methods and practices for Indigenous led collaborative legal research, from drawing on stories as jurisprudence to land-based learning.
Hadley Friedland, LLB, LLM, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. She articled with the Department of Justice, Canada, and was the first Research Director of the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Law Research Unit. She is co-creator, with Dr. Val Napoleon, of the Indigenous Law Research Unit Method. She has worked extensively with Indigenous communities across Canada to identify and revitalize Indigenous laws. Hadley teaches and researches in the areas of Indigenous legal traditions, Aboriginal law, criminal justice, family law, child welfare and therapeutic jurisprudence. Recent publications include articles in the Indigenous Law Journal, the McGill Law Journal and the Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law. Her graduate work won numerous awards, including a Vanier Scholarship, the SSHRC Impact Talent Award and the Governor General Gold Medal. Her first book, The Wetiko (Windigo) Legal Principles: Cree and Anishinabek Responses to Violence and Victimization, has recently been released through University of Toronto Press.

The keynote is open to all. Welcome!

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Rauna Kuokkanen, Research Professor of Arctic Indigenous Studies and Stefan Kirchner, Associate Professor in Arctic Law at the University of Lapland.