15th Institute of Jurilinguistics

Indigenous Languages and Legal Traditions

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 13:00 - 16:30 (EST) 

For the 15th annual Institute of Jurilinguistics, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and the three other Canadian centres of jurilinguistics — the Centre for Legal Translation and Documentation (Ottawa), the Centre de traduction et de terminologie juridiques (Moncton) and the Centre de ressources en français juridique (Saint-Boniface) are pleased to present the event entitled: Indigenous Languages and Legal Traditions.

Two conversations, one in English, one in French, on Indigenous languages and legal traditions – the links between them, learning them, revitalising them.

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13 h 00

Mots de bienvenue et de remerciement | Welcome and Thanks


Kirsten Anker
Professeure agrégée, Faculté de droit, Université McGill

Mark Antaki
Professeur agrégé, Faculté de droit, Université McGill
Directeur, Centre Paul-André Crépeau de droit privé et comparé

13 h 15

Conversation en anglais | English-language conversation


Modératrice | Moderator : Karen Drake
Member of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Associate Dean (Students) & Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Robert Clifford
WSÁNEĆ and a member of the Tsawout First Nation
Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC

Lindsay Borrows
Anishinaabe of the Otter dodem and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Alberta School of Law
Soon to be Assistant Professor, Queen’s University Faculty of Law

14 h 45

Pause | Break

15 h 00

Conversation en français | French-language conversation


Modératrice | Moderator: Kirsten Anker
Professeure agrégée, Faculté de droit, Université McGill

Naiomi Metallic
Première nation Listuguj Mi’gmaq
Professeure adjointe et titulaire de la Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy
Schulich School of Law, Université Dalhousie

Andrew John Fletcher
Doctorant en histoire, Université de Sherbrooke
Professeur d’histoire, Champlain College Lennoxville

The Crépeau Centre thanks the Chambre des notaires du Québec and the Department of Justice Canada for their financial support.



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