Indigenous Law Workshops and Presentations
The ILRU has hosted a variety of workshops, courses, and presentations for different audiences and purposes.
Please note that we are currently prioritizing requests from Indigenous communities and organizations. We are not taking on other requests at this time.
Training & Workshops
Introductory Workshops: Indigenous Law Methodology
Our methodology workshops offer practical, hands-on introductions to our approaches for accessing, understanding, and applying Indigenous laws today. These workshops include interactive discussions regarding the major theories, debates, and challenges in the fields of Indigenous law and collaborative, community-led research. These workshops are two to three days long, depending on participants’ availability and goals.
Courses & Training
The University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law offers a one-month summer for-credit intensive course. This intensive course adopts a critical approach to Indigenous law; explores different research methods; and asks questions regarding law, power, and societal transformation. To learn more about our Law 388A: Indigenous Law: Research, Method, and Practice course, please see the UVic Law – Indigenous Summer Intensive website.
Members of the Law Society of British Columbia may obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for participation in these courses.
Our presentations offer a broad overview of Indigenous law for those who are relatively unfamiliar with the topic. The majority of our presentations are developed for professional and academic groups interested in learning more about Indigenous legal issues. Occasionally, we also offer presentations to members of the community and the general public who are interested in broadening their understanding of Indigenous laws. During our presentations, we provide opportunities for participants to engage with Indigenous legal scenarios to help them better understand the type of work we do at the ILRU.
The ILRU team came to Home in the City workshop sincerely listening, and with an open-hearted acceptance of those in the room. There was receptivity, equity and reciprocity present that made the sessions a truly collaborative experience. The concepts demonstrated during the two-day workshop were done so in an organic, paced and adaptive manner that left this participant feeling like a partner in the process. It was humbling, rewarding and deeply appreciated.
ILRU brought to Home in the City a way of thinking about law and governance that involves everyone. The workshops helped us to think about responding to inequity and other community issues collaboratively.