Lindsay Borrows - Articled Student
Lindsay is an articled student at West Coast Environmental Law. She is part of the Revitalizing Indigenous Laws for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) team. She is interested in law as an exercise of story-telling. Her forthcoming book (UBC Press), entitled “Otter’s Journeys: Indigenous Language and Legal Revitalization”, is a work of creative non-fiction that considers how language revitalization theory can inform efforts in revitalizing Indigenous laws. She is also interested in law as a means to empower people to live a good life.
Lindsay is Anishinaabe and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation in Ontario. She moved every two years growing up, mostly within Canada and the United States. Some formative experiences include working with the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court in Arizona, as a legal support team member for the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as a senior researcher with the University of Victoria Indigenous Law Research Unit, and as a temporary articled student at The Law Centre – a clinic that provides legal representation to people who cannot afford a lawyer.