25 May 2018 - 9:00am to 26 May 2018 - 5:00pm

Montréal, Québec

From the Teslin Tlingit Peacemaker Court in Yukon to the Akwesasne Mohawk Court in Ontario-Quebec-New York, Indigenous communities are increasingly formalizing their own judicial practices and institutions. Despite the diversity among Indigenous legal norms across Canada, there are commonalities in the values and approaches they embody as well as a shared aspiration towards self-governance.

On 25-26 May 2018, 2015 Foundation fellow René Provost will hold a roundtable on the emergence of Indigenous self-administered justice and its implications for the future of Indigenous citizenship in Canada at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University, in Montréal.

The forum – the Foundation's newest targeted-area-of-inquiry project – will provide a space for First Nations to reflect on their experiences and challenges in taking ownership of their territories’ administration of justice. The roundtable will take place behind closed doors to encourage the free flow of ideas.

René Provost

Professor René Provost specializes in international human rights, humanitarian law, and legal theory.

2015 Fellows