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The Indigenous Bar Association’s 26th Annual Fall Conference

Enriching Canada with lndigenous Laws and Perspectives Agenda


The Indigenous Bar Association’s 25th Annual Fall Conference

Peace, Friendship & Respect: Indigenous/Crown Relations in Canada Agenda


The Indigenous Bar Association’s 24th Annual Fall Conference

The Indigenous Bar Association was pleased to host our 24th Annual IBA Fall Conference "Indigenous Governance and Jurisdiction over Water" which was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 19-20, 2012. We were also pleased to offer a second conference immediately prior to the fall conference that focused on working to revitalize Indigenous laws. The "Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Accessing Justice and Reconciliation" conference w October 17-18, 2012. We also offered practitioner workshops on October 18, 2012 in conjunction with the Revitalizing Indigenous Laws conference. All of these events were held at the Delta Winnipeg.

The IBA annual fall conference theme was "As Long as the River Flows: Indigenous Governance and Jurisdiction over Water" Our areas of discussion included; Ownership and Jurisdiction, Indigenous Rights to Water in the Courts, Indigenous Perspective Regarding Water Jurisdiction, Environmental Sustainability in Resource Development, Water Needs and Allocation, Utilizing Water for Business and Role of Non-Profit Organizations and other Stakeholders in Water Management.

The second conference which began prior to IBA is the presentation of a ground-breaking IBA research project. This project was been made possible with the support from the Law Foundation of Ontario and is being undertaken in partnership with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the UVIC Faculty of Law. The theme of this conference was "Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Accessing Justice and Reconciliation". Our Conference was accredited/recognized by The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Law Society of Manitoba, The Law Society of Saskatchewan & The Law Society of British Columbia

Indigenous Governance and Jurisdiction Over Water Oct 18-20 AGENDA

Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Accessing Justice and Reconciliation October 17-18 AGENDA


23rd Annual IBA Fall Conference a Huge Success!

"Reconciliation in Canada: Changing Paradigms", the IBA's 23rd annual fall conference was held in Ottawa September 29-October 1, 2011 at the National Arts Centre. "Changing Paradigms was a huge success", stated Koren Lightning-Earle, the IBA's new President and co-chair for the conference. "For the first time in the IBA's history, our fall conference event was declared sold-out and would-be conference registrants had to be turned away. We had over 180 participants attending from a wide range of backgrounds, all contributing to a real dialogue on Reconciliation­ and what that means in Canada today." To view the conference program, an article about the conference, or to view the conference papers and power point presentations click here
The IBA wishes to acknowledge and thank the sponsors of the 23rd Annual IBA Fall Conference:






"Promoting Relations between First Nations and Industry: Energy, Mining & Claims" National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo Speaks at IBA Luncheon (Toronto)

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations was the keynote speaker at a fundraising luncheon for the IBA held at the Law Society of Upper Canada Convocation Hall in Toronto on September 9, 2011. The National Chief inspired lunch guests with a visionary keynote presentation on building positive relationships and partnerships with First Nations in Canada, particularly in the areas of energy and mining.

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October 21 - 22, 2010
IBA Participates at Women's World Summit 2011
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October 21 - 22, 2010
22nd Annual IBA Conference
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Hate and Racism Conference:

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October 23 - 26, 2008 - Toronto, Ontario
20th Annual IBA Conference
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October 26 - 27, 2007 - Victoria, British Columbia
19th Annual IBA Conference
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October 25, 2007 - Victoria, British Columbia
IBA Student Day
Annual Conference 2006
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Final Report
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Annual Conference 2005
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Final Report*
Paper - "Exercising Jurisdiction Over Collective Rights" by Lisa D. Chartrand, November 15, 2005*
Annual Conference 2004
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Final Report*
Annual Conference 2003
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Annual Conference 2002
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Symposium on Specialized Tribunals and First Nations Legal Institutions Final Report*
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Final Report*

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Annual Conference 2000 - Globalization: Indigenous Customary Law in the
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Annual Conference 1999 - Corbiere Strategy Workshop


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Building Momentum: Implementing the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, April 1999
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Annual Conference 1998 - Traditional Values, Laws, and Governance
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