The Law Society of Alberta is committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. We are providing free education opportunities for lawyers on Indigenous issues. The first seminar will be:
Truth and Reconciliation 101
Tuesday, October 23
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Danish Canadian Club (727 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3)
We are pleased to welcome speakers Chief Wilton Littlechild, QC, and Professor Kathleen Mahoney, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created by the Indian Residential Settlement Agreement. For six years the Commission traveled across Canada to gather the stories of survivors. They listened and they honoured their stories with action. At the end of the Commission's journey, they created the 94
Calls to Action
. These Calls to Action are to ensure that history does not repeat itself. They are also to encourage reconciliation in Canada. What does this mean for the legal profession? How can we honour the legacy of those survivors and those who did not make it home?
Future Topics (dates and registration not yet available)
Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples
One Day Conference
Topics will include: Treaty 101, Indigenous Laws, Consultation, Business Development, Child Welfare and Gladue Reports
Indigenous Governance and Sovereignty
Aboriginal Case Law Updates