Dr. Val Napoleon

Indigenous People's Counsel Law Foundation Chair

Val Napoleon Gitanyow

Dr. Val Napoleon’s current research focuses on Indigenous legal traditions, legal theories, feminisms, citizenship, self-determination, and governance. Several of her major initiatives include establishing and directing the Indigenous Law Research Unit, and developing and directing the JID (dual JD and indigenous law degree) program that was scheduled to begin in September 2018. Val has worked with numerous Indigenous community partners across Canada on a range of Indigenous law research projects (e.g., Indigenous water law, harms and injuries, gender in Indigenous law, and lands and resources), as well as with several national and international Indigenous law research initiatives.