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As part of Queen’s Law response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, we are introducing what we hope will become an annual workshop available to staff, students (JD and graduate) and faculty interested in matters of Indigenous culture and law.  As a Faculty, we have a responsibility to increase our community’s awareness and understanding of Indigenous people.  We are privileged to be located between two vibrant First Nations communities, Tyendinaga and Akwesasne.  This year, we are partnering with the Akwesasne community to offer a full day workshop at Akwesasne Mohawk Territory on November 3, 2017.  This is a full day event with meals provided.  We will provide transportation from the law school to the Mohawk territory.  Participants will leave the school at 7 am and return by 7 pm.

The day will consist of presentations by community members from Akwesasne on topics including:

  • the Akwesasne Court, learning about historical ways of resolving conflict, the Court and restorative Justice
  • Legislation and its development and values of the Akwesasne
  • Compliance/Enforcement and restorative justice
  • Neh Kankonriio Council (the good mind council)

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, though we will be ensuring we have representation from all participant groups (staff, faculty & students).  Our space is limited so please apply early.  There will be a MANDATORY cross-cultural training session on October 31st from 8 am to 9:30 am at the law school.  You must attend this training to participate in the workshop.

Register now at: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_81CXKutz0e5FkHj