Save the Date! CBA Aboriginal Law Online Symposium

  • April 15, 2021

CBA Aboriginal Law Online Symposium: Implementing Indigenous Rights – Where are we going?

We’re back by popular demand! After a pandemic-imposed hiatus in 2020 the Section’s always-sold-out annual conference program will take place virtually on June 10 and 18, 2021.

This year’s event looks to the future of implementing Indigenous rights. Our diverse faculty of leading practitioners and Indigenous leaders will look at what’s currently happening across the country with updates from all regions. We’ll also examine the promise of UNDRIP as the Federal government moves to implement it in Canada. A panel of community leaders, lawyers and government negotiators will share their perspective on how we get to self-government. Learn about unilateral implementation of Indigenous rights and self-help remedies as we discuss “proceedings or protests?”. Our expert panel will illuminate the path toward recognizing and applying Indigenous laws in the national and local context. You will also learn about current trends in Federal policy on resolving Indigenous rights disputes, trends in Federal Court practice and much more.

Register and save your virtual seat today! And stay tuned for further program details.

Plus, don’t miss the virtual Annual Section Meeting on June 22, 2021 – contact the Section Liaison for a meeting invitation.

Section Advocacy

Did you know the Section has a law reform committee? Are you interested in contributing to the Section’s advocacy initiatives? The committee welcomes new members. Contact us to get involved.

As well, the Section’s Working Group on UNDRIP, formed in response to the Resolution on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples passed at the 2020 CBA AGM, has been hard at work develop an action plan for implementing the resolution and has been working on a letter to the House of Commons Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on Bill C-15.