The Mino-waabandan Inaakonigewinan Indigenous Law and Justice Institute is an academic research unit based out of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. The Institute was launched in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action #50 which calls for the creation of Indigenous law institutes to support access to justice for Indigenous people and to revitalize Indigenous laws.
The Institute works with Indigenous communities and organizations by invitation to:
- identify, articulate, and develop Indigenous laws, legal principles, and systems;
- promote access to both Indigenous legal systems and the Canadian justice system by developing and delivering public legal education;
- develop and strengthen curriculum at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law by promoting land-based teaching practices and increased cultural competency; and to
- produce academic research, including tools and publications, that supports the revitalization of Indigenous laws and access to justice.