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Indigenous law on the ground at Ye’yumnuts – Welland Tribune

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 202145 Views

April 22, 2021

Travelling up residential streets in so-called Duncan, B.C., the houses become more elaborate as the elevation gets higher. At the end of a winding road, among immaculately-landscaped lawns, is an ancient Cowichan burial site known as Ye’yumnuts.

On a Thursday afternoon, a small group of third-year law students from the University of Victoria (UVic)’s Juris Indigenous Doctorate (JID) program are engaged in a field school with Coast Salish law professor Sarah Morales, visiting the site.

Nearby, an eagle circles over Ye’yumnuts — the burial site isn’t visible or marked from the surface level, so some residents might not know it exists right in their neighbourhood.

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