Don’t miss the CBA Aboriginal Law Conference focusing on the UNDRIP – June 19-21 in Banff

  • June 11, 2019

This year the CBA Aboriginal Law Conference will be in beautiful Banff National Park, Alberta from June 19-21, 2019 focusing on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Register now!

UNDRIP has the potential to affect almost every aspect of the practice of Aboriginal law. With an impressive panel of speakers from across Canada and an impressive assortment of Aboriginal law lawyers in attendance, you’re guaranteed a lively and deep discussion and will leave better armed to represent your clients no matter what aspect of Aboriginal law you practice.

With a panel full of leading practitioners of Aboriginal law across Canada, you’ll learn what UNDRIP is and how it came about. You’ll discover what Canada’s obligations are under this United Nations declaration and what, if anything, Canada is doing to fulfil them. We’ll help you identify the key issues that UNDRIP raises for s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 and its potential impact on the duty to consult. You’ll hear about the implications of UNDRIP for Indigenous economic, health, education and social policy and rights in Canada. You’ll also explore how UNDRIP may impact lands and waters in Indigenous territories, and resource industries. You’ll be able to decide for yourself whether under UNDRIP “no means no” when it comes to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to projects within traditional territories - or whether gender rights and Indigenous knowledge are adequately protected and promoted under UNDRIP.

The National Aboriginal Law Section is known for its hospitality and inclusiveness. With an excellent program and plenty of social and cultural activities to choose from you won’t be disappointed (unless you choose to go running without your bear bells!).

See you in Banff!