The Indigenous Bar Association
33rd Annual Fall Conference
Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23
Registration Now Open
We are excited to be hosting an online conference again this year on October 22 and 23, 2021, with IBA Student Day happening on October 21, 2021. Registration can be accessed below.
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.
Law Society of Alberta First Peoples Law
The Indigenous Bar Association as usual will be allocating CPD Credits for the following law societies:
- New Brunswick
- 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.