who we are
The ILRU is an academic research unit dedicated to revitalizing Indigenous laws.
What WE Do
What ILRU Does
We partner with Indigenous communities seeking to re-articulate their laws to address the challenges they face today. We collaborate with communities on research projects by invitation, and we work with communities on their own terms.
We also strive to deepen engagement with Indigenous laws. We develop public educational resources to teach about Indigenous law, and we design academic curricula. We provide workshops, courses, and presentations that discuss Indigenous legal methodologies and critical issues that are inclusive of Indigenous feminisms. We train students, the upcoming generation of legal professionals, through research placements in our unit.
We believe Indigenous laws need to be taken seriously as laws.
We strive to create more time and space for Indigenous laws in the world.
We aspire to rebuild more respectful and symmetrical relationships across legal traditions.