In this week’s segment of Road to Recovery with Douglas Magazine, CHEK’s Hannah Lepine chats with Val Napolean, the interim Dean of Law, and Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance at the University of Victoria.
Four years ago, the University of Victoria launched the world’s first law degree to combine the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws.
This past spring, students in the inaugural class of this historic program crossed the stage to receive their degrees.
UVic Law collaborates with law schools across the country to deliver Indigenous law programs.
The school’s law faculty have assisted with delivering programs on Indigenous law at McGill University, Osgoode Hall School, Dalhousie, and the Universities of Toronto, Alberta, Windsor, and Western Ontario.
In this segment, Napolean talks about why a degree like this matters.
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