Professor Angela Cameron and Colleagues Earn Grant for Symposium Studying Indigenous Administrative Law

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Common Law’s Professor Angela Cameron is a co-applicant on a Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities research Council (SSHRC), awarded through a special call for proposals recognizing Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation. The grant will fund an interdisciplinary, Indigenous-led symposium entitled “Indigenous Administrative Law: Mobilizing Anishnaabeg Law for Reconciliation”.

The overall goal of the Symposium, led by Professor Sari Graben of Ryerson University, is to identify the conceptual foundations of Anishnaabeg administrative law, and explore ways to mobilize these legal frameworks both inside and outside of Indigenous communities. To date, few Indigenous laws have had an impact on administrative practice, administrative decision-making, or administrative law in Canada. A symposium that advances the conceptualization of Indigenous administrative law is critical to Indigenous peoples’ engagement with public government.

Professor Jeffery Hewitt of the University of Windsor is also a co-applicant on the grant.

The Symposium will be held on the territory of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and at Ryerson University on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Participants in the Symposium will include a diverse array of knowledge keepers, elders, youth, scholars, and students engaged in critical studies that explore a wide variety of issues related to Indigenous administrative law.

Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grants support interdisciplinary events that explore successful ways of conducting Indigenous research, and that contribute to reconciliation.

Congratulations to Professor Cameron and her colleagues!

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