This page is divided into three starting points, choose any to begin:
Illustration by Aftab Erfan (Whole Picture Thinking) June 2016. Drawn for the "Indigenous Laws for Resource Stewardship: A Gathering of Nations" organized by TNC Canada in collaboration with Indigenous Law Research Unit UVic Faculty of Law, West Coast Environmental Law, Mandell Pinder LLP, Coastal Stewardship Network (Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative) and the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance.
Methodology section credit: Dr. Val Napoleon and Dr. Hadley Friedland
Source of Law section credit: Dr. John Borrows, with adaptations by Dr. Val Napoleon
Val Napoleon, “What is Indigenous Law?” online: (2016).
John Borrows, "Sources and Scope of Indigenous Legal Traditions" ch. 2 in Canada's Indigenous Constitution, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010) at 23. Law Library KIB190 B673 2010
Val Napoleon and Hadley Friedland "An Inside Job: Engaging with Indigenous Legal Traditions Through Stories" (2016) McGill LJ Journal 61:4 at 725 online.
Aaron Mills, "The Lifeworlds of Law; on Revitalizing Indigenous Legal Orders Today" (2016) 61:4 McGill LJ at 847 online.
Hadley Friedland & Val Napoleon, “Gathering The Threads: Developing a methodology for researching and rebuilding Indigenous legal traditions” (2015) 1:1 Lakehead LJ 17 online.
Starting point: Prepared for learning about Indigenous Law is the Indigenous Law Resources page of the Indigenous Law Research Institute (ILRU) at the UVic Faculty of Law.
Indigenous Law Resources
Starting point: Videos. ILRU's Indigenous Law Video on demand page
Please take time to view the three short education videos embedded below to hear about about Indigenous Law from those working in this area. For more information about these videos and links to interviews with legal scholars. link back to ILRU's Resources page.