Join us for an exciting year ahead!

  • November 14, 2019

The CBA Aboriginal Law Section’s Executive is excited to welcome you to another year of membership in our Section. We represent practitioners in Aboriginal law and advocate on behalf of the CBA nationally on issues related to Aboriginal law and practice.

On our website you can meet the members of our 2019-2020 Executive and access resources, submissions, news and articles.

There are several ways to stay connected to the Section and get involved in our work, including joining one of our committees or contributing to our law reform efforts.

Law Reform

Advocate on behalf of your colleagues by joining our Law Reform Committee. This Committee directs the work of the Section in preparing submissions to Parliamentary and Senate committees, position papers, CBA resolutions and letters to Ministers and other agents of government on issues of importance to Aboriginal law and practice. Our most recent submissions include:

We are developing a response to the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry and the Viens Inquiry report in Quebec. Please contact Gaylene Schellenberg, Law Reform Liaison, to get involved in this important work.

Member Articles

Get published! Articles by our Section members are posted on our website and circulated on our listserv. We are always looking for more submissions. To submit an article, contact Communications Officer Claire Truesdale.

2020 National Aboriginal Law Conference

Save the date for this year’s National Aboriginal Law Conference, June 24-26, 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference presents an amazing opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn from some of the best practitioners and scholars in the field. More information to come soon — watch this space.

Still working on your CLE hours for 2019? You can purchase live and on-demand law series webinars. You can also search webinars by series to pick the best programs that meet your needs.

CBA Truth and Reconciliation Website

The CBA has launched a Truth and Reconciliation website, the result of work by some of our Section members on the CBA’s initiatives to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Check it out for resources, information on CBA’s advocacy efforts, and events.

I look forward to getting to know our Section members as the year continues. Please reach out to us to get involved. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cindy Kieu
Chair, Aboriginal Law Section