National Centre for Indigenous Laws by 2023 at UVic

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National Centre for Indigenous Laws by 2023 at UVic

September 2020

AN EXPANSION TO UVIC LAW’S FRASER BUILDING will house the new National Centre for Indigenous Laws.

Formerly called the Indigenous Legal Lodge, the project is in the planning stage and expected to be completed in 2023.

According to the U of Victoria’s campus planning web page, the centre will provide much-needed academic and support space for the Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders program (JD/JID) and Indigenous Legal Research Unit (ILRU).

The 2,440-square-metre (26,264-sq.-ft.) addition to the Anne and Murray Fraser (Law) Building is designed to reflect and honour the law school’s location and long-standing relationship with the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose territory the university resides. The project will use Coast Salish designs, signage, public art and materials such as B.C. wood, cedar weaving and natural light.

(BC Government News)

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We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.