Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Aboriginal Law Speakers’ Series


Professor John Borrows:


“Not Extinguished: Rights, Democracy and the Indian Act”


January 6, 2011, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, FLC


Lunch will be provided

Watch the video of this talk
(streaming video, .wmv format, 256 MB)

Prof. Borrows also gave a guest lecture in the "Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Law" (LAW 370) course taught by constitutional lawyer Kerry Wilkins.

Watch the video of the guest lecture
(streaming video, .wmv format, 306 MB)


Professor Borrows holds the Law Foundation Professorship of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. Previously, he was: Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto; Associate Professor and Director of First Nations Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law at UBC; and Associate Professor and Director of the Intensive Programme in Lands, Resources and First Nations Governments at Osgoode Hall Law School.


His book, Recovering Canada; The Resurgence of Indigenous Law, received the Donald Smiley Award as the best book in Canadian political science. His two most recent books are Canada’s Indigenous Constitution and Drawing Out Law: A Spirit’s Guide, both from the University of Toronto Press. Professor Borrows is a recipient of an Aboriginal Achievement Award in Law and Justice, a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation, and a Fellow of the Academy of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (RSC) — Canada's highest academic award. He is Anishinabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada.


For any additional information and to RSVP, contact Lisa Del Col: