Tracey Lindberg



Tracey Lindberg

Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2


Professor Tracey Lindberg hails from the As’in’î’wa’chî Ni’yaw (Kelly Lake Cree Nation) and grew up in small cities and towns in Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. She studied law at the University of Saskatchewan, Harvard Law School (LLM) and the University of Ottawa (PhD).

She has taught the Field School LAW 450, LAW 397 Indigenous Legal Theory, LAW 112I Enhancement and LAW 110 Legal Writing and Research Indigenous Content.

Dr. Lindberg publishes legal academic articles and fiction. Her academic work Critical Indigenous Legal Theory won the University of Ottawa’s Gold Medal and the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Tracey Lindberg’s work with Elder Maria Campbell and Priscilla Campeau “Indigenous Women and Sexual Assault in Canada” (in Elizabeth Sheehy ed. Ch. 5, Sexual Assault in Canada (Ottawa: U Ottawa, 2017) represents the legal thinking and pedagogy in which she is most interested and engaged.

Dr. Lindberg has co-authored books on law [Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Oxford, 2010) ] with authors Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Robert Miller and a book on Indigenous literature icon Daniel David Moses (Guernica, 2015) with David Brundage.

Her best-selling novel Birdie is widely read and used to teach courses worldwide. Professor Lindberg is interested in Niyaw / Cree law, Indigenous law and literature, Indigenous legal theory, the rejuvenation and application of Indigenous laws and Indigenous women’s societies, laws and legal orders.

  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Harvard Law School (LLM)
  • University of Ottawa (PhD)
  • LAW 110: Legal Writing and Research Indigenous Content
  • LAW 112I: Enhancement
  • LAW 397: Indigenous Legal Theory
  • LAW 450: Indigenous Law Field School 
Available to supervise from September 2025. Prof. Tracey Lindberg is interested in supervising LLM and PhD students who work with/on Indigenous laws and legal orders; inter-NATIO-al law; Indigenous law, oral traditions and literatures; Indigeneity, genders, and legal traditions; Indigenous legal societies, and Indigenous women.