Funding for Indigenous water law project

UVic Law faculty members Deborah Curran and Val Napoleon have received $350,000 in funding from SSHRC and the Real Estate Foundation of BC for a three year project on the critical issue of BC's water laws called Water Laws: Lessons from Indigenous and Colonial Stewardship. 

The project team will work with three Indigenous communities to map their Indigenous water laws and draw parallels between Indigenous water stewardship and licenced water user behaviour in the context of specific watersheds. "This funding allows us to work with three watershed communities in new ways and brings together for the first time research in Indigenous and colonial law," says Curran.

Read more about the project