Johnny Mack

Johnny Mack is a Nuu-chah-nulth law scholar with research interests in Indigenous legal traditions, Indigenous constitutionalism, subjectivity, critical theory, postcolonial theory, legal pluralism, and settler law. In 2011 he was selected as a Trudeau Foundation scholar. His doctoral research assessed how the Aboriginal rights and title framework and contemporary treaty negotiations in Canada carry forward the momentum of earlier colonial policies by continuing to dispossess indigenous peoples of their land base and facilitating their reintegrating into the land as liberal democratic Canadians.

FNIS 453 101 (3) Indigenous Legal Traditions
This winter, Nuu-chah-nulth legal scholar Johnny Mack will be teaching this course for non-Law students on the relationships between Indigenous law, state law, and policy. If you have questions, feel free to contact the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at

~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220, or instructor permission.
Term 2

FNIS 533G 101 (3) Indigenous Legal Traditions – Graduate Seminar
If you are a graduate student who is interested in taking this course, follow our standard graduate registration instructions here:

Please contact Peter A. Allard School of Law for more information on courses taught by Dr. Mack in Law: (604) 822-6303.