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.
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) in congratulating Naiomi Metallic, just awarded one of the TOP 25 Lawyers 2018 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Naiomi is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association and sits on the IBA Board of Directors. Naiomi Metallic, Professor, Schulich School of Law – Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2018 … Continued
The IBA Stands in Solidarity With The Six Nations Community and Expresses Outrage at The Acquittal Of Peter Khill in The Death Of Jon Styres.
OTTAWA, ON– The Indigenous Bar Association (‘IBA’) expresses outrage at the acquittal of Peter Khill in the death of Jon Styres, a Six Nations member. The IBA also extends its sympathy and stands in solidarity with the Six Nations community and the Styres family. Khill’s not guilty verdict in Styre’s death is part of a … Continued
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in congratulating Karen L. Showshoe ‘s election to Bencher on May 14, 2018 for Vancouver County!!
Vancouver, May 16, 2018 – Karen L. Snowshoe has been elected Bencher in the May 14, 2018, byelection for Vancouver County. Born and raised in Vancouver, Snowshoe is a member of the Tetlit-Gwich’in Nation in Fort McPherson, NT, and the first Indigenous woman to be elected a Bencher for the Law Society of British Columbia. Her … Continued
The Indigenous Bar is proud to be part of developing this Guide released yesterday, May 22, 2018 at Osgoode Hall.
News Release Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People Toronto — A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on May 22, 2018. The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous People was developed to provide a deeper understanding and a more … Continued
OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) celebrates two outstanding female Métis lawyers who were appointed as judges in the Province of Saskatchewan on March 23rd. Mary McAuley to the Provincial Court in La Ronge and Natasha Crooks to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon. Judge McAuley is Métis from Cumberland House in Northern Saskatchewan … Continued
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in congratulating Kathleen Lickers, esteemed member of the IBA, on being awarded The Law Society Medal.
Kathleen Lickers, a Seneca from Six Nations of the Grand River, is widely recognized for her work in Indigenous affairs. She is renowned for her expert counsel and as an accomplished negotiator between Indigenous agencies, First Nation governments and federal and provincial ministries.
The Indigenous Bar Association congratulates Yvonne Boyer on her appointment to the Senate. Senator Boyer is the first Indigenous person appointed to the Red Chamber to represent the Province of Ontario. Senator Boyer is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario with ancestral roots in the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and the Red River. A lawyer … Continued
Portraits on the Wall: The Swearing in Ceremony of Chief Justice Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada
When I recall myself as a young Indigenous child growing up in East Vancouver, I would not have thought that one day I would attend the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. That wasn’t in the realm of possibility for me. I cared more … Continued
“The Indigenous Bar Association congratulates Michael McDonald, Q.C. on his appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Michael is a long time member of the Indigenous Bar and served as a Board member from 2012 – 2016. – Scott Robertson, President. Read Full Announcement