Aug. 1, 2019
Professor published in American Review of Canadian Studies
Professor Kathleen Mahoney has published the article "Indigenous Legal Principles: A Reparation Path for Canada’s Cultural Genocide" in American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 49 Issue 2.
The article argues that Canada’s justice system and the lawyers that operate within it are ill prepared to comprehend or reconcile the relationship between colonial legal systems and indigenous systems of law. They do not get training in indigenous law, so vital to crafting appropriate reparations for the wrongs justified by colonial practices and prejudices, and that could open doors to reconciliation and healing.