Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Territorial Welcome and Acknowledgement


Chairs' Introduction


Karey Brooks

JFK Law Corporation


Hadley Friedland

University of Alberta Faculty of Law



Access to Civil Justice


Karey Brooks

JFK Law Corporation


Crystal Lameman

Beaver Lake Cree Nation


  • Common barriers for enforcing Aboriginal right and title claims
  • Relying on certain legal principles specifically to address these issues
  • The role of reconciliation in funding Indigenous rights cases



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Fostering Justice for Indigenous Peoples: Crown Counsel's Approach


Assistant Deputy AG Peter Juk, Q.C.

BC Prosecution Service


  • Cultural competency within BC's criminal justice system
  • Targeting overrepresentation: The role of education and awareness
  • Changing policies and practices: Listening, Learning, Doing



Questions and Discussion


Indigenous Representation on Juries


Julian Falconer

Falconers LLP


  • The jury selection process
  • The importance of representative juries
  • The 2013 Report and what's happened since



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


Child Protection Matters: Part I


Suzette Narbonne

The Society for Children and Youth of BC


  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Unique needs of Indigenous youth
  • Meeting children's need for safe, healthy communities
  • Current modifications to child protection jurisdiction in BC



Child Protection Matters: Part II

Hadley Friedland

University of Alberta Faculty of Law


  • Indigenous children's rights under Indigenous laws
  • How Indigenous law can protect children



Questions and Discussion

   2:15 Shock and Awe: The Everyday Violence and (in)Justice of Trauma and Law in the Lives of Indigenous Girls

Dr. Natalie Clark

Thompson Rivers University


  • The Colonial arteries of violence and the broken narratives of risk in the lives of Indigenous girls and women
  • The pitfalls and dangers of trauma-informed victim practices
  • Red intersectionality: An Indigenous feminist and holistic model as the foundation from which to challenge violence against Indigenous girls and women
  • Indigenous girls' resistance practices and transformative justice models


2:55 Questions and Discussion
3:05 Refreshment Adjournment
3:20 Restorative Justice and Indigenous Legal Principles

Councillor Douglas White III

Snuneymuxw First Nation


  • Internal justice systems
  • Restorative justice


4:00 Questions and Discussion
4:10 An Expanded Role for Gladue?

Hadley Friedland

University of Alberta Faculty of Law


  • Traditional application of Gladue in the criminal context
  • The case for expanding Gladue to civil and child protection matters


   4:50 Questions and Discussion
   5:00 Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes