Unceded Airwaves Episode December 29, 2016

S2P2 - Access to Justice and Indigenous Law Lecture w/ Val Napoleon & Hadley Friedland

7:30pm - 9:02pm

This week on Unceded Airwaves, we rebroadcast the Access to Justice and Indigenous Laws public lecture, organized by Green College UBC. This lecture features Val Napoleon from the University of Victoria, who is the Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Justice and Governance; Director, Indigenous Law Research Unit; and Provost’s Engaged Community Scholar. Val Napoleon will be in conversation with Hadley Friedland who is in the faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. Val and Hadley have previously worked together in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria.

The premise of this lecture is to explore justice as a living concept born and reborn through time in every place and in every society. Law, including Indigenous law, is one way people aspire to achieve justice. But how do Indigenous legal aspirations, and legal reasoning, form justice today, and how may Indigenous justice concepts reconcile with Canadian state justice concepts? We would like to thank Green College UBC for allowing us to syndicate this programming, and to the lecturers for allowing us to rebroadcast their voices. You may find more information on Green College and their Access to Justice lecture series on their website at greencollege.ubc.ca, including video and podcast links to past lectures.

Special thanks to Val Napoleon and Hadley Friedland for sharing their knowledge with us, and to Green College for organizing this lecture series. This show was produced in part by Josh Kioke, Lisa Girbav and the team at Green College UBC. Unceded Airwaves on CiTR 101.9FM broadcasts from the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam people. This show is put together every week by UBC's Indigenous Radio Collective, and we are committed to centering the voices of Native people and offering alternative narratives that empower Native people and their stories.