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

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

IBA Announces Changes to 33rd Annual Conference (October 2021)

Tansi IBA Members, I am writing in my capacity as President of the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) and on behalf of the IBA’s Board of Directors to inform you of changes to the IBA’s 33rd Annual Conference originally scheduled to take place in Edmonton on October 21, 22 and 23, 2021. In … Continued

IBA ANNOUNCES 2021 CONFERENCE THEME & REGISTRATION INFO

The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) is excited to announce it is hosting a hybrid in-person and online annual conference from Thursday, October 21 to Saturday, October 23. The conference will take place at the River Cree Resort and Casino, on Maskekosihk (Enoch Cree Nation), in Treaty 6 territory – near Edmonton, Alberta. Conference registration is … Continued

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION IN CANADA RESPONDS TO STATEMENTS REGARDING INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS IN COURTROOMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 July 2021 OTTAWA, ONT – On May 25th, 2021, Federal Court Justice Richard Bell voiced his strong objections to the practice of recognizing traditional and unceded Indigenous lands within courtroom procedures. In response to these comments, the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) wishes to express its extreme disappointment.[1]  During … Continued

THE IBA CONGRATULATES NINGIUKADLUK MARY SIMON, CANADA’S FIRST INDIGENOUS GOVERNOR GENERAL-DESIGNATE

For Immediate Release  July 12, 2021 Ottawa, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) congratulates Ningiukadluk Mary Simon, the first Inuk and first Indigenous person named Governor General of Canada. Known as a skilled diplomat and strong advocate of Inuit rights, Ms. Simon’s recent appointment as Governor General-designate is historic, well-deserved, and … Continued

THE IBA CELEBRATES THE CAREER OF PROFESSOR CATHERINE BELL

For Immediate Release 1 July 2021 Ottawa, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association (the “IBA”) celebrates the distinguished career of Professor Catherine Bell. A law graduate of both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of British Columbia, Professor Catherine Bell has served as a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta for a … Continued

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