The Indigenous Bar Association grieves with the T’Exelcemc and continues to mourn generations of indigenous children victimized by Canadian residential “school” systems

For those presently in need of support during these trying times, the IBA urges you to contact the Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419, or the Indigenous Residential School Survivors’ Society at 1-800-721-0066. Ottawa, ONT – The members of the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) are horrified by the recent discovery of the … Continued

IN THE WAKE OF THE WET’SUWET’EN RESISTANCE, THE IBA CALLS FOR SUBSTANTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNDRIP INCLUDING CONSENT, CONSULTATION, AND COOPERATION WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2021 OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) calls upon the provincial Crown to work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to substantively implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”). This is urgently needed relating to decisions and actions affecting Indigenous Peoples’ … Continued

Indigenous Bar Association 2020-21 Annual Report

The Board of Directors of the Indigenous Bar Association are pleased to present our first-ever annual report. This report summarizes most of the work the Board undertook in 2020 and 2021, in collaboration with our Members. The annual report provides an overview on: Our intervener motions and community impact statements Parliamentary committee submissions Presentations at … Continued

2021 Award Winner – David C. Nahwegahbow, IPC, LSM, of Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Genoodmagejig, recipient of The Award of Justice

The Advocates’ Society Award of Justice is intended to honour advocates who exemplify the finest traditions of advocacy in representing members of our society whose cause may be politically or socially unpopular or against the mainstream, and who make a substantial contribution to achieving the goal of social justice by championing the rights and liberties … Continued

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