Cultural Competency Resources

Practice Point

This section is dedicated to address the TRC’s 27th Call to Action:

“We call upon the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.”



Publication: Communicating Effectively with Indigenous Clients

Author: Lorna Fadden, PhD. An Aboriginal Legal Services Publication.

Paper: The Duty to Learn: Taking Account of Indigenous Legal Orders in Practice

Author: The Honourable Chief Justice Lance S.G. Finch of the Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver, BC.

Presentation: Perspectives and Best Practices in Aboriginal Law

Author: Grand Chief Edward John, Executive Member, First Nations Summit, Vancouver, BC.

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