Webinar I The Power of Languages and Stories in Drafting Indigenous Laws (1:33:56)
Thursday, November 9, 2023
In this webinar, OKT Partner Maggie Wente and Professors Naiomi Metallic and Sarah Morales will explore the theory and practice of legislating Indigenous laws. The discussion will examine how linguistic diversity and meta-principles can be incorporated into legislation, as well as the use of oral stories and Indigenous languages in legislative development. Panellists will also recount their own experiences assisting Indigenous nations who are drafting legislation, with a focus on child welfare laws under An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families and the lessons learned.
- Naiomi W. Metallic, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
- Sarah Morales, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
- Maggie Wente, Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
CIAJ Members: Free