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Indigenous Family Law: A Panel Discussion on the Beaver v Hill case

March 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Asper Centre Indigenous Rights student working group is pleased to present a lunchtime panel discussion on Thursday March 21, 2019 at 12h30.

Brittany Beaver and Ken Hill are Haudenosaunee parents to a ten-year-old son. She is a student; he co-founded a successful cigarette company and earns millions of dollars each year. Their relationship ended in 2013, and Mr. Hill has since argued that Haudenosonee, not Ontario law, should guide his spousal and child support payments.

Three constitutional and family law practitioners will be discussing the case and related issues, including which families’ Indigenous legal systems should apply, and whether Indigenous self-governance can be an individual right or only a collective one.

Panelists are Scott Byers (Martha McCarthy & Co.), Jessica Orkin (Goldblatt Partners) and Judith Rae (Olthuis Kleer Townshend).

Professor Carol Rogerson will be moderating.

No registration required and light lunch will be provided.


March 21, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


J125 Jackman Law Building