Welcome from the Chair 2017

  • October 23, 2017

Krista Robertson

Dear Section Members,

The CBA Aboriginal Law Section serves as the CBA’s national voice on Aboriginal law and legal practice. We contribute to national policy, promote professionalism in the field of Aboriginal law, and respond to legislative initiatives. Our members get access to the latest resources, submissions, news and articles. Check out our website and find out who’s on the 2017-2018 executive.

As a member of the CBA Aboriginal Law Section, we encourage your participation and involvement in Section activities. There are a number of ways to get involved. Here’s how you can stay connected and contribute:

  • Keep on top of the most recent news and articles in the field of Aboriginal law by visiting our Section’s website. Contribute an article about a recent case, activity, or news event or forward links to articles about recent Aboriginal law events and cases, published by your company or organization, to post on our national website.
  • Join a committee. We have three committees to choose from – the Professional Development Committee, the Law Reform Committee, and the Communications Committee. Our committees deal with substantive issues on topics such as Aboriginal and treaty rights, land claims, constitutional reform, administration of justice, traditional Aboriginal law, and more.
  • Contribute to our advocacy efforts through the Law Reform Committee. Our recent submissions include Federal Environmental Impact Assessment Process Review and Reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program, as well as our ongoing work in advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, both within and outside of the CBA. (CBA submissions: Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action and Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action)
  • Join us in Whitehorse this June, where we’ll examine the many approaches and perspectives in developing and implementing meaningful and effective Indigenous self-government structures. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Canada’s North and to meet and network with the country’s top experts in Aboriginal law.

Become involved! Contact the Section to join one of our committees or contribute to our advocacy efforts and submissions. Contact our Communications Committee, through Cindy Kieu to submit news, articles or links.

In addition, as a Member you receive updates and can connect with other Members through our Aboriginal Law Section Listserv. If you have something you would like to send, or know someone who would like to join, just let us know!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Krista M. Robertson
Chair, CBA Aboriginal Law Section