2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference
Nation-Building under Land Claims Agreements, Treaties and Self-Government Agreements
June 19-20, 2014 | Frobisher Inn | Iqaluit, Nunavut
Register now for this ground-breaking summit, where we will explore the practical, on-the-ground implications and challenges of implementing modern land claim agreements, treaties, and other similar agreements. Through the theme of Nation-building, we will examine issues such as environmental and natural resources management, governance, revenue generation, and social issues.
Confirmed speakers include Tom Berger, Bob Rae, Sheila Fraser and Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come.
Details and registration
CBA urges national public inquiry on murdered, missing Aboriginal women
The CBA says the report of the House of Commons special committee on violence against indigenous women released on March 7, 2014, has missed the mark by not calling for a national public inquiry. To learn more about the CBA's position, please read the following:
Letter to then Justice Minister Rob Nicholson (PDF)
Resolution passed by the Association (PDF)
In order to create networking opportunities and a forum for discussion and exchange on subjects relevant to National Aboriginal Law Section members, we have recently created a group on LinkedIn.
This professional networking site allows you to:
- Establish connections with other professionals interested in mentoring,
- Access liaising opportunities,
- Share cases and accomplishments; and
- Keep informed about upcoming National Aboriginal Law Section events and activities.
If you’re already a LinkedIn member, we invite you to join the CBA Aboriginal Law Section group. You can easily do by clicking on the “Groups” tab type “CBA Aboriginal Law Section” in the search box and select the “Join Group” option. If you are not already a member, membership in LinkedIn is free and easy to join by going to http://www.linkedin.com/home
Safety of drinking water on reserves paramount
While fully supporting the government’s commitment to provide resources to address water quality issues on reserves, the CBA says that objective could be achieved without the need for Bill S-8, Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act. Appearing before the Senate Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee on May 28, Chris Devlin, past chair of the National Aboriginal Law Section, said the legislation raises serious constitutional issues.
Missed the April 2013 National Aboriginal Law Conference on Working With and Within Indigenous Legal Traditions?
Click here for more information about the conference and to purchase materials
CBA National Aboriginal Law Section submission on Bill C-428, the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act
While the CBA Section agrees that many of the proposed sections of the Indian Act should be repealed, its submission makes concrete suggestions pertaining to the proposed wills and estates amendments in C-428. Christopher Devlin appeared as a witness before the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on April 23, 2013.
Join the National Aboriginal Law Section listserv!
Members are strongly encouraged to join the National Aboriginal Law Section listserv. This is an ideal way to keep abreast of Section activities and to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests. Membership is free to all Section members. Active participation is more than welcome, but membership involves no time commitment.
Join the listserv
In order to join a listserv you must be a member of the relevant CBA Section. Please contact your Branch if you wish to join the Aboriginal Law Section.
National Sections: Children’s Law Committee
National Sections recently established a Children’s Law Committee to coordinate activities, provide advice, and respond to law, policy, and legal research developments on matters affecting Canadian children. More information is available on the new Children’s Law Committee webpage.
Join the Children’s Law Committee listserv!
Interested CBA members are strongly encouraged to join the Children’s Law Committee listserv. This is an ideal way to stay informed of Committee activities and get directly involved. The listserv also provides a forum to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests.
Membership is free to CBA members.
Join the listserv (CBA membership number required)