Enhancing the legal professions’ relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples is a priority in advancing access to justice. This session, moderated by Treasurer Teresa Donnelly, explores the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action relevant to the justice sector, and examines the unique cultural, historical, and socio-economic barriers that continue to impact Indigenous Peoples’ access to and interaction with the Canadian justice system. Indigenous legal professionals will provide insights on how these barriers can be addressed to provide better legal services to Indigenous communities.
After this session, participants will:
- Have a better understanding of the TRC calls to action relevant to the justice sector
- Be able to identify the barriers to the justice system faced by Indigenous Peoples
- Be equipped with actions they can take to provide barrier-free legal services to Indigenous Peoples.
Please note that the application for CPD Professionalism/EDI accreditation is pending.