Indigenous Initiatives

The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba (UM Law) has been working to meaningfully implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action #28, with the hiring of a new Indigenous Legal Studies Coordinator, Indigenization of the Juris Doctor curriculum, implementation of new courses, and introducing clinical opportunities for law students. This page details ways in which UM Law's curriculum is educating law students, faculty and staff about Indigenous peoples, and how it is making the Faculty more welcoming to Indigenous applicants, students, faculty, and visitors.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 28

We call upon law schools in Canada to require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

UM Law’s Faculty Council is committed to implementing CTA 28 and has taken the following action to do so: