Kokum Raven cards
In her own words, the raven that Dr. Val Napoleon paints is an “Indigenous, feminist, kick-ass trickster.” Val chose to create a female trickster because most representations of tricksters are male. She wanted to empower Indigenous women by highlighting that they can—and do—hold many important roles all at once, such as mother, grandmother, scholar, activist, teacher, and more.
To learn more about Val’s trickster raven artwork, see the video, “Raven Art Empowers Indigenous Women.”
Val’s raven cards are available for purchase by contacting ILRU Coordinator Brooke Edmonds by email at: email@example.com. Cards are $5 each, plus shipping. All proceeds from the sales support the ILRU’s research initiatives.
The Kokum Raven images used on this site and in ILRU publications and merchandise are used with the artist, Val Napoleon’s permission.
Mikomosis & the Wetiko graphic novel
This ILRU-designed graphic novel explores Cree and Canadian legal approaches to danger, harm, and wrongdoing through the lens of a fictionalized historical event.
Hardcopies of the graphic novel are now available for purchase in English and French from the ILRU Coordinator.
Digital copies of the graphic novel are available in English at the UVic Bookstore.
Mikomosis & the Wetiko Teaching Guide
This Teaching Guide accompanies the graphic novel and includes suggested learning materials and lesson plans to engage with the novel.
Hardcopies can also be purchased at the UVic Bookstore.
Secwepemc Lands & Resources Law Final Report
The ILRU collaborated with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council to articulate Secwepémc laws relating to land and resources. The final report includes a comprehensive analysis, casebook, and glossary of Secwépemctsín terms used in the analysis.
Hard copies can be purchased from the ILRU Coordinator.