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Feds earmark $918K to ‘lay foundation’ for Indigenous law hub in Ontario – Global News

July 21, 2021

The federal government is earmarking funds for projects that aim to build on Ottawa‘s commitment to help revitalize Indigenous legal traditions.

Justice Minister David Lametti says $918,000 will go to the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians and Lakehead University’s law faculty over three years to support Indigenous law-making research and “lay the foundation” for an Indigenous legal institute in Thunder Bay, Ont.

“We’re confident that this funding will help make a real difference for Indigenous communities doing the sometimes challenging but important work of revitalizing their legal systems,” he said at a virtual news conference Wednesday.

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