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By Sarah Rider
CPD Program Coordinator, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Did you know the Law Society has an entire page dedicated to our ongoing efforts to respond to the TRC Calls to Action? Well you do now!
Call to Action # 27 states: We call upon the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, 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 anti-racism.
This page has been recently updated and hosts a variety of resources, both of our own creation and a collection of additional links and information which have been gathered together to offer lawyers a starting point from which to begin the process of becoming better educated on these topics and issues.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of TRC resources and if you come across anything you think would make a great addition to the page, please contact Barbra Bailey, Policy Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kara-Dawn Jordan, Policy Counsel at email@example.com
The Law Society AGM, with an esteemed panel of speakers discussing the implication of the TRC for the legal profession takes place THIS THURSDAY! Please consider joining us for this unique opportunity.