Larry Chartrand


Larry Chartrand
Academic Director

Phone Number: 306-966-5806
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Professor Larry Chartrand was appointed the Academic Director of the Native Law Centre in July 2017. He is currently on leave from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where he has been a faculty member since 1994, and assumed the role of full professor in 2013.

He was born on the western plains and is a proud citizen of the Métis nation.

He has previously served as an adjunct professor with the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, director of the Aboriginal Self-Government Program at the University of Winnipeg, Métis advisor to the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples and director of the Indigenous Law Program at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. 

Prof. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Master of Laws from Queen’s University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues of Indigenous rights, law and governance with a particular focus on Métis identity and citizenship. His research interests include Indigenous law and Constitutional law, particularly Métis rights and Indigenous peoples’ laws, and he is currently the Principal Investigator for a major SSHRC grant to undertake research relating to Metis treaties in Canada. 

Prof. Chartrand is the Treasurer, Adjudicator and Founding Member of the Indigenous Bar Association Scholarship Foundation.  He has also served two terms as President of the Indigenous Bar Association (which includes Indigenous lawyers, Judges and law students). 

In 2017, Prof. Chartrand was awarded the distinguished Law Society Medal of Upper Canada in recognition of outstanding service in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession.