The Indigenous Bar Association
33rd Annual Fall Conference

Thu. October 21 to Sat. October 23, 2021
River Cree Resort & Casino/Online 
Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty 6, Alberta

ᐁᒫᑎᓇᒪᑫᐤ ᑭᐢᑫᔨᐦᑕᒧᐏᓇ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒫᑎᓇᒪᑫᐤ ᐅᑌᐦ ᓀᑳᓄᑌ᙮ 

emâtinamakew kiskeyihtamowina ohci mâtinamakew oteh nekânote

Sharing Experiences towards a Shared Future


Registration Now Open

We are excited to be hosing a hybrid in-person and virtual event. If you plan to join us in person, please register by October 1. In-person participation is dependent on the number of attendees registered by this date, and Government of Alberta health orders.

There are a limited number of rooms blocked at the host hotel (near Edmonton, Alberta) available until October 1. Click on the button below for more information.

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.

  Thursday, October 21, 2021 –  CPD Program Day

  • Legal Ethics Workshop
  • Wahkotowin Law and Governance Lodge Presentation
  • Limitation Periods Workshop
  • Welcome Reception

  Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Transboundary Indigenous Rights (post-Desautel decision) panel
  • Kablona Speakers film screening
  • IBA gala honouring newest Indigenous Peoples Counsel member

  Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Indigenous languages and the practice of law panel
  • International Perspective on UNDRIP panel


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 Sponsors


 Gold Sponsors

Delia Opekokew


Silver Sponsors

CPD Credits

The Indigenous Bar Association as usual will be allocating CPD Credits for the following law societies:

  • Ontario
  • New Brunswick
  • Saskatchewan 
  • British Columbia

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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