Indigenous Perspectives Collection

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The study of Indigenous law is uniquely interdisciplinary. In addition to legal materials, a researcher must draw upon scholarship and research from many disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, history, political science, and from cultural and artistic works in order to effectively understand and address the legal issues. The Bora Laskin Law Library’s Indigenous Perspectives Collection provides access to books and audio-visual materials representing Indigenous perspectives across a number of disciplines. This broad collection allows scholars to work in one library with both the legal materials and the interdisciplinary scholarship that informs and interprets the legal materials.