Indigenous Celebration Week Indigenous Celebration Week

Wahkotowin Law and Governance Lodge

Dinwoodie Lounge 2-700 Students' Union Building (SUB)

The Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA) is a student group within the Faculty of Law that supports Indigenous law students and is devoted to raising awareness on current Indigenous legal issues within Canada and internationally. Any law student is welcome to join ILSA if they are interested in engaging and taking the lead on Indigenous legal issues within the law school environment and beyond. ILSA is well known for its supportive role in regards to its membership. ILSA provides networking opportunities to its members by hosting a law mixer, as well as attending the annual national Indigenous Bar Association conference.

ILSA also hosts the "Speaker Series" event each year in the winter term for a week; whereby ILSA invites five Indigenous-based guest speakers to come to the Faculty of Law to discuss varying viewpoints Indigenous issues. The annual Indigenous Speaker Series is open to the public and has been well attended for the last 16 years.

The workshop will utilize the Story Analysis Method developed by Dr. Hadley Friedland and Dr. Val Napoleon to walk participants in the reclamation and revitalization of Indigenous legal principles through traditional stories. The workshop will provide a condensed look at Indigenous legal principles, their sources, and how their application can be used to further Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.