Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:30pm
Jackman Law Building, J130

The IIO Speaker Series is free, open to the public and all are welcome. We are grateful to the Law Foundation of Ontario for their support of our programming.

Speaker Bio

Nancy Sandy is an Assistant Professor and teaches Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions. She is a Secwépemc from T’exelc, (also known as Williams Lake Indian Band) the place where the salmon charge up the river south of the city of Yucwt (also known as Williams Lake, BC).
Her primary area of research is the revival and resurgence of Indigenous laws in the area of child safety; however, she recognizes that to isolate one area of the law for Indigenous peoples is like separating us from our lands of origin. Indigenous laws embrace every aspect of economic, legal, political and social sectors of our lives, and are interconnected as they have been from our creation. St’exelcemc law commits her to embed Indigenous worldview, research methodology, transmission of knowledge principles, and abiding by local Indigenous protocol as an instructor and an academic. Professor Sandy believes that Indigenous peoples’ self-government and self-determination require strong administrative, governance and legal foundations that are respectful of Indigenous culture, language, laws and legal processes.