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Free Workshops on Current Issues in Aboriginal Law

May 20, 2018

By Bruce McIvor

For the second year in a row I will be crossing the Canada to hold a series of workshops on current issues in Aboriginal law. The workshops are free and are intended for representatives of Indigenous organizations.
Topics to be discussed include the latest duty to consult cases, the federal government's Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework, the future of the federal comprehensive claims process, treaty rights, Aboriginal title, UNDRIP and much more.
I will cover the current issues in Aboriginal law, share my perspective on where the law is at present, what the challenges are and how it should develop. i'll solicit suggestions for discussion topics when we get closer to the date for each workshop and will send out an agenda.
We keep the group small (12-20 participants) and encourage a lot of conversation and exchange of ideas and experiences. It's limited to Indigenous people so that everyone feels free to share.
Participants will also get a free copy of the new edition of my collection of essays on Canadian law and decolonization.
Past workshops have been very successful. Participants' comments include:
  • “Great job and explanation of challenging topics."
  • “Very informative."
  • “Nice to have many communities gathered together."
  • “Excellent information and discussion on all topics."
  • “Great first-hand experiences shared."
  • “Very well presented."
  • “Excellent dialogue, extremely informative."
  • “Positive."
  • “It was discussion-based and interactive. Lots of good topics."
  • “Excellent dialogue. Great examples of case law."
  • “It was great!"
  • “Great workshop. Open and safe forum. Open to sharing."
  • “Excellent!"
Our current schedule is:
  • Whitehorse, June 6th
  • Halifax, June 13th
  • Regina, July 5th
  • Winnipeg, July 19th
  • Montreal, July 26th
  • Calgary, TBD
  • Edmonton, TBD
  • Saskatoon, TBD
  • Toronto, TBD
  • Ottawa, TBD
  • Thunder Bay, TBD
  • Vancouver, TBD
  • Victoria, TBD
To register email us at and include your name, the name of the Indigenous organization you represent and the location of the workshop you'd like to attend. These workshops fill up quickly, so if you're interested don't delay.
Workshops in other locations will be announced based on demand and my travel schedule. Let us know where you would like us to hold one by emailing us at
Liz Kejick(10 months ago)
Hello, have they determined a date and site for the Thunder Bay workshop?

Effie Ned(10 months ago)
Have they decided Vancouver dates?

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