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2015 National Aboriginal Law Conference

June 10-12, 2015
Membertou, Nova Scotia

Journey to beautiful Sydney, NS, for the annual National Aboriginal Law Section’s Conference “Building Indigenous Economies: Aboriginal Economic Development in Canada”. Explore practical, on-the-ground challenges of Aboriginal Economic Development with the people who know how to create sustainable wealth.

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Recent case of interest concerning application of Gladue principles: R. v. Armitage, 2015 ONCJ 64


Submission to Government (February 2015)

Judicial Independence of the Specific Claims Tribunal: Letter to Minister of Justice and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Section members who are interested in contributing to the development of positions or submissions are encouraged to join the Aboriginal Law Section Legislation and Law Reform Committee. Please contact Holly Doerksen.

CBA submission


June 2014 National Aboriginal Law Section Report to Council


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:

News release
Letter to then Justice Minister Rob Nicholson (PDF)
Resolution passed by the Association (PDF)


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.

CBA submission


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While the CBA Section agrees that many of the proposed sections of the Indian Act should be repealed, its submission makes concrete suggestions pertaining to the proposed wills and estates amendments in C-428.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.

Submission


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.

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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.


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Professional Development 

  • Missed a conference? Purchase course materials through the CBA Store.
    • 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


Meetings

Meetings

  • Annual Section meeting June 21, 2014 with PD conference (Iqaluit)

Resources

Newsletters

The Section is currently looking for articles for its next newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the next edition of Aboriginal Writes,  please contact us at CBA Newsletters
 
Past issues of Aboriginal Writes can be found on the Newsletter page.


Mandate

Mandate

Law and practice of aboriginal law, including:

  • federal and provincial legislation relating to aboriginal people;
  • aboriginal and treaty rights, including native land claims;
  • constitutional reform;
  • administration of justice; and
  • traditional aboriginal law and selected matters.

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