In the “What’s New?” section you will find information about the latest news related to the Indigenous Bar Association and Indigenous Law in Canada.
The IBA would like to acknowledge long time member Federal Court Justice Tony Mandamin for his recent visit to Timiskaming First Nation Elementary School. Justice Mandamin provided an inspiring discussion on Indigenous Law and the importance of practicing and learning these laws. Well done Justice Mandamin.
OTTAWA, ON – Judge Brass’ appointment to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, on November 23, 2018, is celebrated by all members of the Indigenous Bar Association. Judge Brass is a Saulteaux woman from the Peepeekisis First Nation of the Treaty 4 Territory of Saskatchewan. In 1997, she received a law degree from the University of … Continued
The IBA Applauds the Name Change of “Killsquaw Lake” to Kikiskisitotawânawak Iskwêwak Lakes in Saskatchewan
For Immediate Release November 20, 2018 THE INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS THE NAME CHANGE OF “KILLSQUAW LAKE” TO KIKISKISITOTAWÂNAWAK ISKWÊWAK LAKES IN SASKATCHEWAN OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) applauds the efforts in Saskatchewan to change the name of “Killsquaw Lake” to Kikiskisitotawânawak Iskwêwak Lakes (which translates to “We honour the women” Lakes … Continued
The IBA celebrates the appointment of Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay as a Judge to the Provincial Court of Alberta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2018 OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) celebrates the appointment of Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay as a judge to the St. Paul Provincial Court of Alberta on November 6, 2018. Judge Arcand-Kootenay is a nehiyaw-iskwew (Cree woman) from the Alexander First Nation in Treaty 6. Her legal career has been … Continued
Kathleen Lickers designated Indigenous Peoples Counsel at the 30th Annual Conference of the IBA in Saskatoon, SK
Kathleen Lickers is honoured at the IBA Gala surrounded by fellow IPC (Photo supplied by Laura Sharp) The Indigenous Bar Association was honoured to designate Kathleen N. Lickers as Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel at the 30th Annual Conference of the Indigenous Bar Association. Kathleen is Haudenosaunee from Six Nations of the Grand River. Jeffery Hewitt (General … Continued
At the 30th Annual Conference, the Indigenous Bar Association welcomed our newest Honorary Member, Professor Kent McNeil. Professor McNeil has been recognized for his outstanding commitments in the area of Indigenous law across Turtle Island and Australia. He is a retired faculty member of the Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught property law, First Nations and … Continued