2018 World Indigenous Law Conference

Sunday, November 18, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (All day)


November 18-21, 2018

Windsor Law in partnership with Sunchild Law, is honoured to host the 2018 World Indigenous Law Conference under the title and theme, “Waawiiatanong Ziibi: Where the River Bends, The Application of Indigenous Laws in Indigenous Communities and in the Courts.”  This year’s conference will be held at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts along the beautiful riverside on the border of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, USA. 

The purpose of the 2018 World Indigenous Law Conference is to bring together lawyers, judges, academics, Knowledge Keepers, policy experts, community leadership, community advocates, students and all interested parties to embark on and share in conversation and discourse about the implementation of Indigenous Law into western contemporary legal systems and highlighting Indigenous Laws that already exist in Indigenous communities and Nations.  This is the fourth bi-annual global conference represented by the North on Turtle Island and held on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy which is comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa and the Potawatomi.

Register online: https://events.attend.com/f/1383784704


The 2018 WILC Planning Committee is seeking submissions of conference papers and concurrent sessions that address the theme of this year’s conference while also providing innovative and forward-thinking strategies to apply and implement Indigenous Laws.  Proposals for sessions and abstracts shall be reviewed for academic excellence, the ability to stimulate thinking, and which advance solutions for new directions for Indigenous Laws and Policy.  Priority consideration will be given to Conference Papers and Conference Sessions researched, developed, and presented by Indigenous Peoples.

Deadline: June 30, 2018 

View call for papers and conference information.