The World of John Borrows
When the Toronto Star set out to profile a dozen “Changemakers — Canadians who are making our lives better”– it zoomed in on John Borrows. And no wonder. Borrows, an Anishinaabe law professor at the University of Victoria, is an expert not only in Canadian and British law, but also on the laws of the Indigenous peoples. He has guided his school to create the first-ever university degree that studies both forms of law.
By showing us his rich and vibrant Indigenous view of law, Borrows actually opens our eyes to a vast, sunlit alternative vision of our world. That’s why the twelfth and last of our 12 sessions in the online course I’m teaching through Cape Breton University starting next month will be a live online conversation with John Borrows.
And for a little more information about the astounding Indigenous visions of reality, take a look at my earlier blog post about The Human Wealth of the Amazon.