Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

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.

The Star’s excellent story on Borrows, by David P. Ball, is here.You might also check out our Green Interview with Borrows, one of the most stimulating conversations in our whole collection, here.

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.