By Course

This page lists specific recommendations for reconciliation curriculum reform for each course taught in law school. It is not exhaustive so please comment with other suggestions.

All Courses

 Intersocietal Competency

Art in the Law School Classroom

Business Associations / Tax

Constitutional Law

Contract Law

Criminal Law

Environmental Law

  • Introduction and overview of Aboriginal and treaty rights, including:
    • an overview of the history of the Crown-Aboriginal relationship since the Royal Proclamation, with reference to accounts set out in the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
    • an overview of the primary Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence defining Aboriginal and treaty rights
  • Consideration of the duty to consult and accommodate, including:
    • origins, main principles, authoritative case law and recent developments
  • Introduction to Indigenous environmental laws:
    • students will be introduced to Indigenous legal systems respecting the sustainable use of resources, with a strong preference for members of local Aboriginal communities to guest lecture
  • In addition to this focused discussion (approx. 2-3 lectures), the relationship between environmental and Aboriginal law and policy can and should be highlighted throughout the course.
  • Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water by Lindsay Borrows


Family Law


Indigenous Legal Traditions


  • Explore the concept of “consultation” and how that reconciles with governance

Oil/Gas/Energy Law

  • Include a section on Aboriginal title and the duty to consult

Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Property Law


Research and Research Methods


Sexual Identities and the Law

Tort Law

Teaching the TRC

3 thoughts on “By Course”

  1. Hi,
    I am Adeen Isbister from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, and I have been battling issues with the Saskatoon Police force for the last 4 years. I want to enroll in a Law school that is dedicated to supporting First Nations people, and all the areas that deal with our way of life. I am an unban member and have been ever since I was a baby, and I am passionate about the injustice that Urban members have been subjected to, and I want to make a change in this area impartially because there is over half of the members in Ahtahkakoop that are living in urban areas. Funding, opportunities, housing, education, resources, etc are only available to members on reserve, and the nepotism, accountability, and political parties are so crooked- it discourages me to take part in the decision making process that all members should be part of. Furthermore, the auditing process and management of money’s received by bands are being spent on families in power without any consideration for urban membership in financial distress. This pandemic has been terrible for all of us, and I want to help people like me in gaining debt relief, child care with resources for special needs, mistreatment/ abuse of police brutally, housing opportunities off reserve, and mental health/ substances abuse/ alcohol abuse prevention programs.


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