Interested in becoming part of RELAW?
Find out how.
The RELAW Program was launched in 2016, and aims to deepen community-based capacity to engage in articulation, revitalization, and application of Indigenous law. The heart of the RELAW approach is learning about Indigenous law from stories and working through dialogue to make decisions about today’s environmental and social challenges. We do so by providing co-learning opportunities and legal support to Indigenous nations.
RELAW Co-learning Program:
Indigenous nations may nominate one or more individual co-learners (community members or employees) to participate in a year-long program to build the foundation for current or future work on revitalizing Indigenous law for their nation. Participants will learn about approaches to applying and enforcing Indigenous law; have the opportunity to engage with their nation’s own laws and processes; explore how these can shape community decision-making processes; and, learn from one another.
For more information, see: Background on RELAW Co-learning Program
Individuals interested in joining the 2020-21 RELAW Co-learning Program should apply by completing this expression of interest form. Space is limited and first consideration will be given to applications received before April 15, 2020.
Through RELAW Projects, West Coast Environmental Law provides free legal services and co-learning opportunities to Indigenous nations who wish to develop written expressions of their law through deliberative community-based processes grounded in the teachings from their stories and knowledge holders.
To learn more, see: Background on RELAW Learning Partnerships
Indigenous nations interested in developing a RELAW project should contact Maxine Hayman Matilpi, RELAW Program Lead (email@example.com, 1-800-330-WCEL ext. 226) at any time.
- What is RELAW? Background on the RELAW Program
- Background on RELAW Learning Partnership Projects
- Background on RELAW Co-learning Program
- RELAW Co-learning Expression of Interest Form
- RELAW Community Guides: Guiding the Process of Indigenous Law Revitalization