The IIO speaker series brings Indigenous legal scholars to the University to discuss their work and legal matters of interest to our students and community. This initiative aims to make space for Indigenous voices and different viewpoints about Aboriginal law and Indigenous legal traditions. Previous lectures have featured Dawnis Kennedy, Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark,Angelique EagleWoman,Maggie Wente and Sákéj Henderson. These lectures and more are available to watch on the Faculty of Law YouTube channel. They can also be viewed in the IIO Speaker Series archives.

Voicing Identity with Professor John Borrows

The Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law

Professor John Borrows delivers a public lecture on his new co-edited book, Voicing Identity: Cultural Appropriation and Indigenous Issues (University of Toronto Press, 2022). The book discusses cultural appropriation in the contexts of researching, writing, and teaching about Indigenous peoples. In this talk, the call for respectful relationships guided by Indigenous laws through community partnerships is explored.

Professor John Borrows is the inaugural chairholder of The Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at U of T Law. As Canada's foremost scholar working in the area of Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, John has received numerous accolades for his work, including several book awards, honorary degrees (including one at U of T's Victoria College in 2019), an appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada (2020), the Killam Prize (2017), the Molson Prize (2019), and most recently the Canadian Bar Association's President's Medal (2021), in recognition of his trailblazing working in the field of Indigenous Law. John is a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada.

Law Society of Ontario accredited EDI

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