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BCCAT’s Next Roundtable: June 3, 2021

Tribunals and Indigenous Reconciliation

What is Being Done? What Must Be Done?

Join us for a lively Roundtable with Andrea Hilland and Amber Prince who will discuss how tribunals can implement and support meaningful reconciliation.

Thursday June 3, 2021 • 12:00-1:00pm via Zoom

BCCAT Member Roundtable Rate: BCCAT members are entitled to complimentary attendance as part of their annual membership.

BCCAT Non-Members: $20 per Roundtable

Register now by emailing registrar@bccat.net

Andrea Hilland is Nuxalk lawyer who has been working on equity diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Law Society of British Columbia since 2013, as their Staff Lawyer – Equity and Diversity. Since 2015, Ms. Hilland has also been assisting with the Law Society’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Prior to joining the Law Society, Ms. Hilland practiced Aboriginal and environmental law for ten years. Her 2013 LL.M. thesis explored the interaction of the Nuxalk and Canadian legal systems in relation to an endangered species. She currently volunteers with the UBC Law Innocence Project and the Nuxalk Stewardship Program. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund and the False Creek Watershed Society.

Amber Prince is a nehiyaw moniyâw iskwew and member of the Sucker Creek (Cree) Nation (Treaty 8) but grew up on the unceded territory of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations (Prince George), and now lives on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She has a BA from SFU, an LLB from UBC and an LLM from UVIC. From 2006-2020 Amber provided a range of legal advocacy services for women at Atira Women’s Resource Society. She was also an adjunct professor at the Allard School of Law from 2014 to 2020. She was appointed as a member of the BC Human Rights Tribunal for a four-year term in January 2021. Amber has also been a member of the Human Rights Tribunal’s Expanding Our Vision Committee since 2020. This Committee provides guidance to the Tribunal as it works to implement the recommendations in the Report: Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples Human Rights, by Ardith Walpetko We’dalx Walkem QC (now Justice Walkem) http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/shareddocs/indigenous/expanding-our-vision.pdf. Justice Walkem’s Report addresses serious access to justice concerns for Indigenous Peoples bringing human rights complaints to the Tribunal.

 

 

Previous Roundtable Events

Interpreting Your Own Jurisdiction

Join us for a fascinating Roundtable with Tim Dickson and Oliver Pulleyblank who will discuss how tribunals should interpret the scope of their own jurisdiction, particularly where there is a claim that another tribunal also has jurisdiction over the same subject matter. Tim and Oliver are counsel for BCCAT in our intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada on this topic (Supreme Court of Canada – SCC Case Information – Summary – 37878 (scc-csa.ca)). The appeal will be heard February 16, 2021.

This Roundtable will be held on February 10, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00pm via Zoom. Register now by emailing registrar@bccat.net and instructions on how to join will follow by email.

BCCAT Member Roundtable Rate: Individual and group members are entitled to one complimentary Roundtable during each of their annual membership periods. All further Roundtables during that same period of time are $10 each.

BCCAT Non-Member Roundtable Rate: $20 each

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