Transforming Colonial Categories Workshop
Val Napoleon, Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, discusses the need for effective Indigenous legal pedagogy and the importance of a sustained engagement with Indigenous legal traditions.
In January 2012 the IPinCH Working Group on Customary, Convention 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.