Archives - August 2018

Practice Point

30
Aug

Young Indigenous People are the Skilled Labour in Canada’s Future

“There is a real opportunity to look within our own country,” said Aaron Sam Sumexheltza, chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. “And I’m hopeful that industry, business and government will see First Nations young people – the fastest-growing demographic – and invest in them. Because I believe when First Nations people prosper, everyone else will prosper.”

30
Aug

t’ip-aajax̱kw

English Translation: able to reach the bottom.

23
Aug

Feature Film in Haida Language Screening at VIFF

EDGE OF THE KNIFE (Sǥaawaay Ḵ’uuna), the first feature film in the Haida language, will make its Western Canadian Premiere at VIFF 2018, which runs from September 27 to October 12, 2018.

23
Aug

ʔaʔǰɛč̓χʷot

This week’s WOTW features a phrase from the Klahoose (Éy7á7juuthem) language.

16
Aug

Your Powwow Guide

August 16, 2018 UNTIL 1951, POWWOWS WERE BANNED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT under the Indian Act, but then the tradition, with origins on the western plains, spread to the East Coast. Now, many First Nations hold powwows, and they’re open to everyone. Each is as different as the dances and drumming, but here is some help following the action. …

16
Aug

nee mi hooxhl Gitksenimx̱ ha

This week we are featuring a phrase from the Gitksenimx̱ language, “Git” meaning “People”, and “Gitksen” (also spelled Gitxsan) meaning “People of the misty river”.

15
Aug

Matrimonial Real Property Rights on Reserve

We are pleased to share our recordings from the course, presented in partnership with the Department of Justice Canada, Indigenous Services Canada, and the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property.

9
Aug

Q + A with the Right Honourable Richard Wagner

CLEBC is honoured to have the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, PC, Chief Justice of Canada deliver the opening address at our Administrative Law Conference 2018. Read our Q+A with Chief Justice Wagner for his thoughts on developments in administrative law, his advice for lawyers advocating before the Supreme Court of Canada, and more!

2
Aug

čičyɛ

This week’s word is a kinship term meaning “granny” which comes from the Sliammon/Tla’amin (ɬəʔamɛn) language.

1
Aug

Online Guide to Effective Communication with Indigenous Clients

“What sets this guide apart from other instructional materials about working with Indigenous clients is that we address the problem from a linguistic point of view, from a client point of view, and from an Indigenous point of view.”

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