The Indigenous Bar Association
33rd Annual Fall Conference

Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23

Online event

 ᐁᒫᑎᓇᒪᑫᐤ ᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑕᒧᐏᓇ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒫᑎᓇᒪᑫᐤ ᐅᑌᐦ ᓀᑳᓄᑌ᙮ 

emâtinamakew kiskeyihtamowina ohci mâtinamakew oteh nekânote
Sharing Experiences towards a Shared Future

Thank you to our platinum sponsor for making this year’s conference possible

Conference Recordings

Did you register for our 2021 conference and miss some sessions or the November 12 CPD Day? You can access a recording of the conference plenary sessions and CPD Day.

Please email Anne Chalmers at to request the streaming links.


Conference Highlights

In the last year, we’ve witness dramatic shifts that will impact the Indigenous legal landscape for generations, including: national legislation affirming the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; increasing advocacy on addressing the legacies of residential school; and policy moves that are starting to recognize our multi-juridical reality. We are excited to present our 2021 conference under the theme of “Sharing Experience Towards a Shared Future.” We will welcome distinguished Indigenous speakers and panelists to share their experiences as Indigenous communities look at realizing transformative change.

  Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Transboundary Indigenous Rights (post-Desautel decision) panel
  • Kablona Speakers film screening (sneak-peek)
  • Virtual ceremony honouring newest Indigenous Peoples Counsel member

  Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Keynote Speaker: Harry LaForme on Indigenous appointments to the Supreme Court
  • Panel on the forced sterlization class action
  • Keynote Session: International perspectives on UNDRIP

  Friday, November 12, 2021 (Post-Conference CPD Day)

  • Law society rule reforms to protect Indigenous clients session
  • Limitation periods and Indigenous claims session
  • Indigenous jurisdiction and cannabis session


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities.

Support from businesses, organizations, and law firms across the country helps us bring the Indigenous legal community together to celebrate successes, learn from one another, and support the advancement of Indigenous rights and justice. We at the IBA are incredibly grateful for the support of our following sponsors who are making this year’s conference a possibility.


Platinum Sponsor


Diamond Sponsor


 Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


Law Society of Alberta      First Peoples Law 

CPD Credits

The Indigenous Bar Association, as usual, is allocating CPD Credits for conference attendance (October 22, 23, and November 12) with the following law societies. 

  • Ontario: 50 min. (professionalism) and 2.5 hours (EDI)
  • New Brunswick: 4 hours
  • Saskatchewan: 17.5 hours (CPD) and 3 hours (ethics)
  • British Columbia: 19.75 hours

Self-reporting jurisdictions (i.e., Alberta, Quebec, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia etc.) will recognize CPD hours, based on an applicant’s own reporting.

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