The IBA urges all members of the senate to support bill C-262 – An act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous people

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (‘IBA’) urges all Members of the Senate to support Bill C-262. The enactment of Bill C-262 would require the Government of Canada to take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (‘UN … Continued

Naiomi Metallic awarded one of the TOP 25 Lawyers by CLM

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 congratulates Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on her new role as the inaugural director of the Indian residential school history and dialogue centre and law professor at UBC

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association congratulates Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on her new position at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Turpel-Lafond will be the inaugural director of the university’s new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC). The Centre officially opened April 9, 2018. In 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in Canada (Attorney … Continued

The Indigenous Bar Association commends the university of victoria on the introduction of a new joint degree program in Canadian common law and indigenous legal orders

OTTAWA, ON – The IBA enthusiastically applauds the University of Victoria’s development of a joint degree program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders. Students will graduate after four years with a Juris Doctor and a Juris Indigenarum Doctor (JID). News was released last week confirming funding in the provincial budget. This will be … Continued

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