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VOL. 78 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2020
By Julie Sloan*
On July 1, 2020, we welcomed two new faculty members and welcomed
Asad Kiyani back to UVic Law!
Dr. Tracey Lindberg was previously a full professor and Research Chair
in Indigenous Laws, Legal Orders and Traditions at the University of Ottawa
Faculty of Law. She is a citizen of the As’in’I’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation/Kelly
Lake Cree Nation. She completed an undergraduate degree in Indigenous
Studies and also holds an LL.B. from the University of Saskatchewan, an
LL.M. from Harvard University and an LL.D. from the University of Ottawa.
In Ottawa she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her dissertation,
Critical Indigenous Legal Theory. Her novel Birdie was a finalist for the
Kobo Emerging Writer Award and the 2016 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads.
From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Lindberg held the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous
Legal Orders, Laws and Traditions at Athabasca University. She is a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and
Scientists, and her research interests include traditional Indigenous governments,
Cree laws and the translation between Canadian and Indigenous
laws, Indigenous women and legal advocacy and activism by and for Indigenous
peoples. Her current research and creative interests are engaged in
her completion of a documentary, novel and non-fiction text, all of which
engage Indigenous legal orders, teachings and knowledge.
Dr. Janna Promislow was previously an associate professor at the
Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law. She earned her LL.M. and
Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Before her appointment
at TRU, Janna clerked at the Law Courts of Alberta and practised law
with Davis & Company in the Northwest Territories serving Sahtu communities
primarily, addressing land claims implementation issues and residen-
* Julie Sloan is the communications officer at UVic Law.