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Secwépemc Laws of K̓wséltkten and Secwépemc-kt

Toolkit: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover with Doug La Fortune's Orca artwork
Abridged Casebook Cover with Sarah Jim's Salmon Berry Art (Line Form) with the title "Abridged Casebook: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Chid and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety"
Activity Book 1: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child & Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover with Bradley Dick's Tree Image (colouring book version)
Activity Book 2: Coast Salish Law Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover

The Indigenous Law Research Unit and Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, with the Secwépemc Sna7a Elders Council published a Report, Casebook, Glossary, Summary, and Summary graphic on Secwépemc Laws of K̓wséltkten and Secwépemc-kt (Secwépemc laws of belonging). The project represents years of engagement with knowledge sharers, narratives, Secwepemctsín, and embedded learning at cultural gatherings. 

Access Here: Report
Access Here: Casebook
Access Here: Glossary
Access Here: Summary
Access Here: Summary Graphic

Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety

Toolkit: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover with Doug La Fortune's Orca artwork
Abridged Casebook Cover with Sarah Jim's Salmon Berry Art (Line Form) with the title "Abridged Casebook: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Chid and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety"
Activity Book 1: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child & Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover with Bradley Dick's Tree Image (colouring book version)
Activity Book 2: Coast Salish Law Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover

NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services (NIȽ TU,O), in partnership with the Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU), created a Toolkit on Child and Caregiver Nurturance and Safety centred on Coast Salish knowledge and law. The Toolkit hopes to educate and empower families, children, service providers, and agencies to have a better understanding of how to be in supportive community while respecting and honouring Salish law. It is accompanied by a casebook and two activity books.

Access Here: Toolkit
Access Here: Abridged Casebook
Access Here: Activity Book 1
Access Here: Activity Book 2

Note: The abridged casebook is for public use and distribution. A more extensive casebook for community members is available upon request. Please email toolkit@niltuo.ca for further information.

Nawendiwin: The art of being related

Anishinaabeg Kinship-centred Governance and Family law

 

Casebook: Nawendiwin: The Art of Being Related Anishinaabeg Kinship-Centred Governance & Family Law Cover

The Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle partnered with ILRU over two years to produce this report which shines light on Anishinaabeg kinship-centred governance and family law. The report aims to help Anishinaabeg and other Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members and service providers have a greater understanding of how to work with and empower families and children in a way that honours and respects Anishinaabeg laws.

Access Here: Nawendiwin Report
Access Here: Nawendiwin Casebook

Secwépemc Lands & Resources Law 

The ILRU collaborated with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council to articulate Secwépemc laws relating to land and resources. The final report includes a comprehensive analysis, casebook, and glossary of Secwépemctsín terms used in the analysis. The team also produced a clear language Secwépemc Lands and Resources Law Summary of the legal principles and processes.

Access Here: Secwepemc Lands & Resources Law Final Report
Access Here: Secwepémc Lands and Resources Law Summary

Mikomosis and the Wetiko

 

The ILRU-designed graphic novel explores Cree and Canadian legal approaches to danger, harm, and wrongdoing through the lens of a fictionalized historical event and is accompanied by a teaching guide. To make this resource more accesible, former ILRU students recorded a telling of the story with images from the graphic novel included.

Graphic Novel: Purchase Here

Teaching Guide:  Purchase Hardcopy Here; Access the Online Version Here.

Video: Watch the Video Here.

 

Gender Inside Indigenous Law 

The gender inside Indigenous Law Toolkit and Casebook are designed to generate discussions about Indigenous law and critical gender issues. Included is the Skirt Short video to generate discussion about gender, clothing and identity.

 

Access Here: Toolkit 

Access Here: Casebook.

Learn more about The Skirt Project.

A Toolkit for On-Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Dispute Resolution

A toolkit designed to inform communities and individuals about dispute resolution options, major issues and important questions to consider when developing matrimonial real property laws, including the relevance and applicability of Indigenous legal traditions.

Access Here: A Toolkit for On-Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Dispute Resolution

Accessing Justice and Reconciliation

The Accessing Justice and Reconciliation Project (AJR Project) was a collaborative research project involving seven different communities across six different legal traditions. The AJR project also supported the development of the Mikomosis and the Wetiko graphic novel and accompanying teaching guide.

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Raven images are the property of the artist Val Napoleon. If you would like to use one of the images, please contact Val Napoleon at napoleon@uvic.ca or Brooke Edmonds at ilru@uvic.ca.