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