New Targeted-Area-of-Inquiry Project: René Provost on Recovering Indigenous Justice

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. 2015 fellow René Provost is planning a two-day forum at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University, in Montreal, in May 2018 on the emergence of Indigenous self-administered justice and its implications for the future of Indigenous citizenship in Canada. 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.