June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Practice Point

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Let’s celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Let’s also recognize that systemic racism exists in our society and law, and that violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ is interconnected with long-standing institutional bias against Indigenous people.

We are grateful to work on the traditional and unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples.

Our goal is to bring education and awareness to legal practitioners. We strive to support Indigenous lawyers and law students, boost the stature and influence of Indigenous people in the legal profession, highlight Indigenous Laws/Legal Orders in our courses and publications, and promote diversity and awareness of historic bias and racism in law.

We believe that the more we learn the better we can support positive change in our world.

Further reading and CLEBC resources:

CLEBC Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan: Answering the Calls to Action

Cultural Competency Resources

TRC27 Blog

Law Society of BC Truth and Reconciliation Symposium