Law Library acquires Aboriginal texts

Post Date:
May 5, 2017

A recent donation enabled Lederman Library to expand its collection of books focused on Indigenous law, as part of a campus-wide effort at Queen’s University to provide an opportunity for members of Indigenous communities to see representations of their cultures on campus, and also provide non-Indigenous people an opportunity to learn about Indigenous cultures and languages.

“An anonymous donor generously provided us with $5,000 for books for the Lederman Library. In the context of the recent findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, expanding our available works on Aboriginal law is a priority,” says Amy Kaufman, Head Law Librarian. “We focused particularly on works on Aboriginal law and aspects of law, as published by Aboriginal authors and publishing houses.”

The gift allows the Lederman Library to begin broadening and deepening its collection in this area. Further work to expand the collection will involve consultation outside the library as well.

For more information, please see the article in the Queen’s Gazette.

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