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Noted scholar Borrows to deliver lectures on Indigenous law at U of T

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 11:14 AM | By Carolyn Gruske


There are seven basic tenets — Seven Grandmothers — that create the foundation for Indigenous law, and it's these ideas that John Borrows will address during this year's F.E.L. Priestley Memorial Lectures in the History of Ideas.

The three-part lecture series, which runs Oct. 16-18, at the University of Toronto's University College, is titled "The Seven Grandmothers: Indigenous Law, Ethics and Canada's Constitution" and will examine Indigenous views of love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty and respect and how they intersect with Canadian rights, laws and treaties.

Borrows is the Canada research chair in Indigenous Law and the Nexen chair in Indigenous Leadership at the University of Victoria. The lectures, which run from 4:30 to 6 p.m., are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.