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Feds providing funding for University of Alberta initiative on indigenous law – The Lawyer’s Daily

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2019136 Views

August 19, 2019

A project at the University of Alberta aimed at the revitalization of Indigenous law and governance has received a boost from the federal government.

On Aug. 14, Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti announced $134,127 in funding for the school’s Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge. The lodge, which is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Native Studies, is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s call to action to fund the establishment of Indigenous law institutes “for the development, use and understanding of Indigenous laws and access to justice in accordance with the unique cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.”

“Creating space for the revitalization of Indigenous laws in the Canadian justice system is an important part of meaningful reconciliation in Canada,” said Lametti in a press release. “I am proud the government of Canada is supporting the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge in its work with Indigenous communities.”

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