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Originalism and Indigenous Law: Prof. John Borrows
January 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
Originalism looks to the public meaning of legal texts at a specific period. Discussions of originalism in Canada have revolved around the public meaning of documents such as the Constitution Acts, 1867 and 1982. This talk will discuss the role of Indigenous law in discussing Canadian “originalism”, including the type of sources we might look to when interpreting Indigenous laws and their interaction with the Canadian state