January 11, 2021|Toronto Star via UVic News

Those who have spoken within this article emphasize the need for collaborative work amongst the Canadian government and Indigenous peoples. They claim that no matter how difficult the restructuring of certain policies may be, it is an important step in moving forward.

John Borrows, the chair in Indigenous law at the University of Victoria, said the ultimate result will be “to make our country more democratic” by broadening decision-making so that Indigenous peoples are directly involved. This could make things like development projects more complicated, but not impossible or even necessarily more difficult, he said.

As seen above, one of the many interviewed for this article was John Borrows, he holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School – where he is also a professor within the Faculty of Law. The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office encourages you to explore more of his important work by visiting UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.