An Order of Canada for the illustrious Dr. Borrows

RAVEN is thrilled to congratulate Dr. John Borrows, a member of our Legal Advisory Panel and groundbreaking scholar of Indigenous Law. Dr. Borrows received the Order of Canada for his work in drawing out and revitalizing Indigenous legal orders. An Anishinaabe lawyer, researcher, and writer, Borrows is as eloquent in person as he is on…

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Constituting Indigenous Law with John Borrows: S1 Episode 5 RAVEN (De)Briefs

Immerse yourself in the profoundly poetic worldview and philosophy of Canada Research Chair and RAVEN legal advisory panel member John Borrows. His discourse is richly adorned with the shapeshifting sounds of Jeremy Dutcher, a classically trained musician who takes 100 year old wax cylinder recordings of his Wolastoq ancestors, and sets them to soaring strings…

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VIDEO: The Nature of Justice with Dr. John Borrows


On a chilly night in early December, 2020, the RAVEN community gathered to listen, entranced, to a luminous storyteller who shared beautiful gems of wisdom. Anishinabe/Ojibwe scholar, lawyer and legal advisor to RAVEN, Dr. John Borrows, spoke about rights, relationship and reciprocity  from the place where Indigenous vision meets engaged allyship. “One of the reasons…

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