Over the summer, the Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) team has been busy working with stories, and travelling to visit with participating Nations about Indigenous laws.
Now that the summer research phase is winding down, we are moving into the application phase of the project. This will involve checking back with communities on the research that occurred over the summer, and creating a contemporary legal instrument to record those articulations of law. The six participating First Nations are looking at creating water policies, marine use plans, environmental codes of ethics, consent regimes, and environmental assessment practices all rooted in their own laws.
The presentation below summarizes in photos and stories some of the lessons and activities to date in revitalizing Indigenous laws through the RELAW Project.
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Photos and quotes submitted by RELAW researchers: Kerissa Dickie, Spencer Greening, Alice William, Helen Copeland, Dean Billy, Sally Hunter, Joshua James and Shauna Johnson
Presentation by Lindsay Borrows, Articled Student