Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 28: Justice (25-42)

Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Law

March 19, 2024

Faculté de droit

Faculty of Law Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Faculty of Law: Strategic Planning 2020-2024


Axis 3: Promote participative and communicative management, and the valuing of its members, while putting psychological well-being and health as well as equity, diversity and inclusion at the forefront.

3.2. Develop a sense of belonging to a community that respects the diversity of its members

3.2.5. Reflect collectively and in depth on the extent to which the Faculty of Law has been able to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #28, and assess whether there is a need to 

The Faculty of Law’s response in this regard.


Axis 4: Increase the influence of the Faculty of Law and the diverse expertise of the faculty community, and foster the involvement of its members in the community.

4.3. Promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the faculty community.

4.3.5. Pursuant to the Viens Commission’s call to action no. 24, conduct a collective and in-depth reflection on the extent to which the Faculty of Law could include a component on Quebec First Nations and Inuit Aboriginal law in its training programs.

In its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, the Faculty of Law commits to engaging in a reflection on whether it has successfully answered to Call to action no28, but it does not mention any follow up or timeline associated with it. It also mentions call to action no 24, without specifying how and when they plan on answering it.

Call to Action # 28

We call upon law schools in Canada to require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and antiracism.

Mandatory Course: None (0)

2 optional classes:

DRT499 Droit des autochtones and DRT347 Concours Kawaskimhon National Moot

Baccalauréat en droit – Programmes et admission – Université de Sherbrooke (

Faculty of Law Commitment to Call to Action # 28: 0 out of 5 = 0%

1The history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools
No. No mandatory course
2The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
No. No mandatory course
3Treaties and Aboriginal rights
No. No mandatory course
4Indigenous law
No. No mandatory course
5Aboriginal–Crown Relations
No. No mandatory course

Land Acknowledgement


All content has been submitted to the respective faculty for validation to ensure accuracy and currency as of the time of posting. Université de Sherbrooke did respond.

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