Prior to contact with Europeans, the diverse practices of Indigenous peoples on British Columbia’s west coast evolved into highly developed legal traditions regarding governance, the environment and relationships between people. Sarah Morales will explain Coast Salish legal traditions —snuw’uyulh— and their displacement during and after the colonial period. As well, she will examine legal pluralism and the potential for such a system today in Canada.
Cooperation or Conquest: Coast Salish Legal Traditions and the Canadian State
As part of the series: First Nations’ Rights: The Gap Between Law and Practice
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Admission is Free. Seating is Limited.
Cowichan Tribes member Sarah Morales, J.D., LL.M., is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria.