Val Napoleon from northeast British Columbia (Treaty 8) is a member of the Saulteau First Nation. She is also an adopted member of the Gitanyow (Gitksan) House of Luuxhon, Ganada (Frog) Clan. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at UVic in 2012, she was cross-appointed with the faculties of Native Studies and Law at the University of Alberta. She subsequently became Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at UVic where she has focussed on on Indigenous legal traditions (Indigenous legal theories, pedagogies, law and precedent, legal institutions, and legal research methodologies), Indigenous feminism, citizenship, self-determination, and governance. She has taught and published on aboriginal legal issues, Indigenous law and legal theories, Indigenous feminisms, governance, critical restorative justice, oral traditions, and Indigenous legal research methodologies. She also teaches property law.


Mikomosis and the Weitko (UVic 2013) with Jim Henshaw, illustrated by Ken Steacy, Janine Steacy, Simon Roy. Graphic novel.

Co-edited with Angela Cameron and Sari Graben. Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships (U of T Press, 2019) $39.95 978-1-4875-2382-4

[BCBW 2019]