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John Borrows joins RAVEN’s Legal Panel

RAVEN’s volunteer Legal Panel is charged with reviewing the applications for fundraising support that RAVEN receives from Indigenous Peoples across Canada. The Panel provides their legal perspective to RAVEN’s Board of Directors who make final decisions about any new cases RAVEN will support.

We are honoured to have John Burrows on RAVEN’s Legal Panel:

John Borrows is Anishinaabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada. John Borrows B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.D. (Hons., Dalhousie) F.R.S.C., is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria.

Formerly: Robina Chair in Law and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School; Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Law and Justice at the University of Victoria Law School; Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto; Associate Professor and First Nations Legal Studies Director, Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia; Associate Professor and Director of the Intensive Programme in Lands, Resources and First Nations Governments at Osgoode Hall Law School. Professor Borrows has served as a Visiting Professor and Acting Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona; Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of New South Wales, Australia; New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visitor at Waikato University in New Zealand; Visiting Professor at J. Rueben Clark Law School at BYU; L.G. Pathy Professor in Canadian Studies at Princeton University; Visiting Professor of Practice at Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business; Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership at the Banff Centre. He teaches in the area of Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law, and Environmental Law. His publications include, Recovering Canada; The Resurgence of Indigenous Law (Donald Smiley Award for the best book in Canadian Political Science, 2002), Canada’s Indigenous Constitution (Canadian Law and Society Best Book Award 2011), Drawing Out Law: A Spirit’s Guide (2010), Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism (2015) all from the University of Toronto Press. Professor Borrows is a recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award in Law and Justice, a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation, and a Fellow of the Academy of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest academic honor, and a 2012 recipient of the Indigenous Peoples Counsel (I.P.C.) from the Indigenous Bar Association, for honor and integrity in service to Indigenous communities.

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