45th Annual CIAJ Conference: Indigenous Peoples and the Law

From November 17-19, 2021, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) will hold a national conference which focuses on “Indigenous Peoples and the Law.”

This event will take place in person in Vancouver and online (though in-person registration has sold out).

The conference will be welcoming some thirty speakers, among which many representatives of Indigenous Peoples across Canada and key players in the justice system. The conference will explore the current state and future of the self-government of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Vital to the discussion will be the issues of the decolonization of legal institutions, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and the enduring legacy of a colonial relationship.

This conference will be a space for dialogue and exchange on the continuation of active education and exploration of the TRC’s message.

The program was developed by a committee of experts, including CIAJ’s Circle of Indigenous Peoples.

Honorary Chair: The Honourable Murray Sinclair
Chair: The Honourable Robert J. Bauman, Chief Justice of British Columbia and of the Court of Appeal of Yukon
Opening Remarks: Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C., O.C., Reconciliation Canada
Master of Ceremonies: Scott Robertson, Senior Associate, Nahwegahbow, Corbiere

For a full list of speakers and detailed program, visit https://ciaj-icaj.ca/en/upcoming-programs/2021-annual-conference/

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