I was happy to see Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie hosted the Kawaskimhon Moot for the first time this year. I participated in that aboriginal law moot during law school, and it was a highlight for me. This year 18 Canadian law schools participated. That's just great!
"The Kawaskimhon (Cree for “speaking with knowledge”) is unique among moot court competitions in that it’s a consensus-based, non-adversarial moot incorporating Indigenous legal orders alongside federal, provincial, and international law. This year’s moot problem is focused on the reform of Canada’s First Nations Child and Family Services Program."
“The students are excited about the theme, which is very current,” says Schulich School of Law Professor Naiomi Metallic, Dalhousie’s Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy. “It’s an opportunity for them to dive into this issue.”