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Robson Hall’s 2022 Kawaskimhon moot team: Katie Rothwell (3L) and Keira Hasenack (2L), beaming hugely behind their masks while attending the consensus-based, non-adversarial Indigenous moot in Montreal.

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Achieving reconciliation: Kawaskimhon Moot trains law students to advocate for Indigenous rights

April 8, 2022 — 
The Kawaskimhon Moot (Kawaskimhon being a word of Cree origin that translates as “speaking with knowledge”) incorporates Indigenous legal traditions with federal, provincial and international law. With no winners or losers, mooters take part in roundtable negotiations on a particular topic, representing their assigned party. Team Manitoba was very pleased with their negotiation outcome. “After over 12 hours at the negotiation table, my teammate Katie and I were able to come to a memorandum of agreement with the other parties in the spirit of reconciliation,” said Hasenack. “This experience also allowed us to connect with like-minded law students from across Canada, who share a passion for Indigenous rights.”

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