Justice Minister Announces $9.5M for Indigenous Law Projects

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Justice Minister Announces $9.5M for Indigenous Law Projects

In a virtual news conference, Justice Minister David Lametti announces federal funding related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action concerning the establishment and funding of Indigenous law institutes. A total of $9.5 million will be provided for 21 projects which will be led by or developed in partnership with Indigenous organizations. The minister is joined by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller. Hadley Friedland, co-founder of the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge, Koren Lightning-Earle, a lawyer at the lodge, and Tom McDonald, president of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, also take part in the news conference. The projects will focus on research activities, workshops and other initiatives. Several projects involve partnerships with law schools and other legal stakeholders. (May 17, 2021)