Intersections with Aboriginal and Indigenous Law
Thursday, February 8
1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Professor Metallic will give a presentation entitled “Intersections with Aboriginal and Indigenous Law”, which will examine the numerous areas of Canadian law wherein the Indigeneity of one or more of the parties involved in a dispute will impact either the procedural or substantive outcome in law. Participants will learn how areas such as Torts, Property, Family Law, Public Law, Commercial Law, Administrative Law, etc. intersect with Aboriginal or Indigenous Law. These concepts will be defined, and participants will learn that these areas are confined to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
Naiomi W. Metallic is from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Gespe’gewa’gi. Naiomi is an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she holds the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy. She holds a BA (Dalhousie), an LLB (Dalhousie), an LLL (Ottawa) and an LLM (Osgoode). She was also a law clerk to the Hon. Michel Bastarache of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2006-2007. Naiomi still continues to practice law with Burchells LLP in Halifax (where she practiced for nearly a decade before joining the law school, primarily in the firm’s Aboriginal law group). She has been named to the Best Lawyer in Canada® list in Aboriginal law since 2015. As a legal scholar, she is most interested writing about how the law can be harnessed to promote the well-being and self-determination of Indigenous peoples in Canada.