Agenda

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Territorial Welcome and Acknowledgement

9:10

Chairs' Introduction

 

Karey Brooks

JFK Law Corporation

 

Hadley Friedland

University of Alberta Faculty of Law

 

9:20

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

 

10:00

Questions and Discussion

10:10

Refreshment Adjournment

10:25

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

 

  11:05

Questions and Discussion

  11:15

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

 

  11:55

Questions and Discussion

  12:05

Networking Lunch

   1:00

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

 

   1:30

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

 

   2:00

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