TRU law students make Moot point
Opening a law school on campus last year led to Thompson Rivers University taking part in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Rights Moot for the first time.
Four students — Mardi Edmunds, Murray Sholty, Miranda Schmold and Chrystie Stewart — were in London, Ont., to attend the annual event, created in 1993 by the Native Law Students Association at the University of Toronto to look at aboriginal legal issues.
The subject chosen allowed the students access to a local expert as they prepared to discuss the transference of reserve lands into fee-simple holdings, an issue former Tk’emlups Indian Band chief Manny Jules has been advocating for years.
The moot is a non-competitive event designed to incorporate aboriginal values to resolve conflicts.
The moot took place from Friday, March 1, to Sunday, March 3.