Val Napoleon

Val Napoleon, Indigenous Peoples' Counsel, LLB, PhD is the Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance, the Director of JID/JD (joint degree program in indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law), and the Founding Director of the Indigenous Law Research Unit. She is Cree from Saulteau First Nation and an adopted member of the Gitanyow [northern Gitxsan]. She publishes and teaches in areas of aboriginal legal issues, Indigenous legal traditions and methodologies, Indigenous legal theories, Indigenous feminisms, legal pluralism, restorative justice, citizenship, democracy, and governance. She also teaches common property law and Gitxsan land and property in the JID/JD.

The title of her address at the conference is “Imagining Beyond Diversity: Indigeneity and Gender”.

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