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On Wednesday September 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m., Judge Michelle R. Brass (Estevan) and Judge Mary McAuley (Prince Albert) of the Provincial Court will share from their experiences in the legal profession. The webinar is moderated by Mary Culbertson, the Treaty Commissioner for Saskatchewan.
What do Indigenous practitioners and judges face in their education, their communities, and legal practice? How do Indigenous practitioners and judges meet and counteract the impacts of racism, intergenerational trauma, and Indian Residential Schools? Who were their mentors and inspirations? What beliefs and practices strengthen and renew their spirit and resolve?
Register here. This free webinar qualifies for 1.0 Continuing Professional Development hours, all of which qualify for Ethics.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
The Law Society is offering this webinar during Truth and Reconciliation week in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on September 30. The National Day honours the survivors of residential schools and the many children who did not return home to their families, recognizing the impacts which continue to affect families and communities today. Orange Shirt Day raises awareness of the intergenerational impacts of residential schools with the message “Every Child Matters”.
Additional resources are available through a dedicated Truth and Reconciliation page on the Law Society’s website, including reading and resource lists, podcast episodes, and Continuing Professional Development activities.
More background, stories and activities can be found through the following links:
Local libraries, museums, and tourism sites also provide information on activities throughout the province. These resources are intended to help continuing efforts to deepen commitment to reconciliation and to know, understand, and address the truth of residential schools.