We're seeking Expressions of Interest for the RELAW project
RELAW is a project of West Coast Environmental Law supported and advised by the Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU) at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. The RELAW project aims to deepen community-based capacity to engage in revitalization and application of Indigenous law to environmental decision-making and proactive land and water management.
In 2016, our first RELAW cohort, involving six Indigenous nations from around the province, began working on projects unique to their communities. For example, one nation is developing its own environmental assessment process, another is working on a marine use plan, and others are preparing water policies grounded in their own legal traditions.
We are now seeking expressions of interest from Indigenous nations to be part of our second RELAW cohort. This project will be of particular interest to nations who have previously undertaken Indigenous law research on land and resources using ILRU methodology (or other similar methodologies) and who wish to explore approaches for applying this research to environmental decision-making and land and resource management in their territories. We also have a limited number of spaces for nations who may not yet have completed a research phase and wish to do so.
Expressions of Interest are due March 17, 2017.