Ronald Niezen, Chair of Anthropology at McGill University, speaks about his current research project which looks at how cultural narratives of victimhood become articulated as a frame for mobilizing around aboriginal rights violation.
In January 2012 the IPinCH Working Group on Customary, Conventional and Vernacular Legal Forms hosted the two-day workshop, "Transforming Colonial Categories? Customary Law, Legal Pluralism and the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Peoples" at York University. Over the course of two days graduate students and scholars from Canada and the United States gathered to consider the meaning of customary law and its relationship, both in theory and in practice, to legal pluralism, cultural heritage and intellectual property rights.
Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Heritage, and the Law (Research Theme)