Update and “Implementing Indigenous Governance” Conference

  • March 02, 2018

Dear Section Members,

We are excited to share this update with you about the CBA Aboriginal Law Section – and our recent initiatives and upcoming events relating to Aboriginal law and practice across Canada.

Registration is now open for our upcoming Implementing Indigenous Governance: Stories and Strategies Conference, June 7-8 in Whitehorse. This year, the conference will take place at the stunning Kwanlin Dün Cultural Center on the Yukon River, and will bring us together to discuss efforts across Canada to advance self-government, co-governance and Indigenous laws.

The conference will explore First Nation legislation, fiscal relations, models for shared decision-making, environmental assessment and administration of justice. It will offer Crown, Indigenous and academic perspectives on Indigenous governance in the ideal location of Canada’s north – where the majority of First Nations have comprehensive land claim Final Agreements and Self- government Agreements, and experience to offer in terms of best practices, challenges, and the path forward.

If you can’t make it to the upcoming Conference, remember that you can stay involved in our Section by writing articles on recent cases or issues of interest. Feel free to submit articles, news or links to our Communications Committee, through Cindy Kieu, for publication to our Section website.

We also welcome you to join a committee and participate in our Section’s advocacy efforts through our Law Reform Committee that makes submissions on topics of interest. Given the federal government’s recent announcement on the need for a new indigenous recognition legal framework, there will be a lot we can say in the upcoming months – so make your voice heard!

Finally, remember that 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 out, 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