Call to Action # 28

We call upon law schools in Canada to require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and antiracism.

Why “In Progress?”

On June 6, 2020 the Federation unanimously approved all nine recommendations including mandatory Indigenous cultural competency training and ensuring access and availability to educational opportunities and collaborating with Indigenous organizations in the development and delivery of cultural competency training.

Most of the Provincial Law Societies have initiated a response to this Call to Action. The Canadian Bar Association endorses this C2A as do multiple Faculties of Law. 

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In Progress

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March 19, 2024

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