LSBC News Release: Vancouver, November 4, 2015 – The Benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia have unanimously agreed that addressing the challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s findings and recommendations is one of the most critical obligations facing the country and the legal system today.
In response to this decision, CLEBC is offering a free one-hour online course to enable lawyers to gain a better understanding of challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
“Insights and Reflections on Indigenous Laws” is available online:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (3:15 pm – 4:15 pm); and
Thursday, December 17, 2015 (10:00 am – 11:00 am).
We will rebroadcast the Honourable Lance S.G. Finch, QC’s discussion of making space within the Canadian legal landscape for Indigenous legal orders, and Grand Chief Edward John’s recent presentation on advancing the rights of Aboriginal peoples:
Part I: The Duty to Learn: Taking Account of Indigenous Legal Orders in Practice, the Honourable Lance S.G. Finch, QC, the former Chief Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (originally presented in November 2012) and
Part II: Perspectives and Best Practices in Aboriginal Law, Grand Chief Edward John, Executive Member, First Nations Summit (originally presented in November 2015)