Dr. Janna Promislow
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
Theme Co-Lead, Indigenous and Settler Legal Systems
Janna Promislow is an Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law. She earned her LLB from the University of Victoria, and her LLM and PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Before her appointment at Thompson Rivers University, Janna clerked with the Law Courts of Alberta, and practiced law with Davis & Company in the Northwest Territories, where she served Sahtú communities addressing land claims implementation issues and residential schools claims. In a break from graduate studies, she worked as a policy advisor for the Government of Ontario on consultation with Indigenous communities.
Janna's teaching and research interests encompass constitutional and administrative law, Aboriginal law, colonial legal history, Indigenous–settler relations and treaties, Indigenous law, and legal pluralism. She has published on Aboriginal administrative law, treaty relationships and interpretation, and the historical development of intersocietal law between Indigenous and European fur traders.