Professor Awarded Funding for Indigenous Rights Research
- EFN Staff | November 14, 2013
University of Saskatchewan researcher Dwight Newman has been awarded Canada Research Chair to further his work in balancing Indigenous rights with responsible resource development.
Newman studies Indigenous rights within the context of Canadian and international law, providing insights to guide Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to mutual agreement. His research has helped bolster numerous legal arguments and has been quoted in dozens of judgments, including three Supreme Court of Canada decisions.
"We're trying to understand how courts, policy makers and all stakeholders can work together to create a framework that enables responsible resource development while respecting Indigenous rights," he said. "Working together, we can find innovative solutions that respect the rights of Indigenous communities while finding win-win outcomes for all."
Newman is awarded $100,000 per year over five years from his Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law.