Borrows delivers FEL Priestley Memorial Lecture

Dr. John Borrows delivered the F.E.L. Priestley Memorial Lectures on Indigenous law, ethics and Canada’s Constitution at the University of Toronto. In the three-part lecture series, opened to the public, from October 16-18, 2017, Dr. Borrows focused on seven Indigenous teachings – The Seven Grandmothers – love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty and respect. His talks addressed 1) how love partially formed the basis of Indigenous peoples' decisions to sign treaties and “what they were hoping to receive in return”, 2) the attempt of Canadian courts to deal with Aboriginal title and rights, and 3) legal education that includes Indigenous laws.

John explores these themes in his latest book, Law’s Indigenous Ethics: Revitalizing Canadian Constitutionalism. 

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