Exploring how Indigenous legal traditions and the Common Law can co-exist
Last Kick at the Can 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021
9:00 am – 4:45 pm via webinar
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
9:00 am – 4:45 pm via webinar
(Original Course Date: June 22 and 23, 2021)
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Who should attend: all who focus on Indigenous legal issues, including lawyers in private practice, industry and government; Indigenous leaders; employees of First Nations or First Nations organizations; in-house counsel; and law students
Learning level: All levels
This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in legal issues respecting Indigenous peoples and to everyone interested in building constructive partnerships in Canada. The Law Society of BC is implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, requiring cultural competency training for all lawyers. Attending this conference will help lawyers and others to foster a shift in thinking essential to satisfying this requirement.
You will learn from scholars and practitioners of Indigenous law about the legal principles and concepts underlying Indigenous legal orders, as well as about the importance of Indigenous legal processes and institutions. You are invited to join this conversation about how Indigenous legal traditions and the Common Law might productively co-exist. You will hear of existing applications of Indigenous law and what it means to establish a pluralistic approach to legal problem-solving in Canada.
The conference is unique because it does not discuss Aboriginal law (Canadian laws and policy about Indigenous peoples or the relationship with Indigenous peoples), but rather Indigenous legal traditions in and of themselves. This discussion is intended to be broad based and stretch across different legal fields, including health, criminal justice, child welfare, environmental law, land-based planning, as well as hybrid solutions where attempts are being made to "indigenize" current legal processes.
You will learn about:
- existing applications of Indigenous laws
- legal principles and concepts underlying Indigenous legal orders
- establishing a pluralistic approach to legal problem-solving
- how Indigenous legal traditions and the Common Law might productively co-exist
- the importance of Indigenous legal processes and institutions
- what it means to live and work in a multi-juridical system
- how to think about, work with, and implement Indigenous laws
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 11 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Chief Leah Sisi-ya-ama George-Wilson — Miller Titerle + Co., Vancouver
Dr. Sarah Morales — Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Victoria
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