Indigenous Legal Resources Guide - New from CLBC!

June is National Indigenous History Month so we wanted to round out the month by promoting a new Indigenous-specific resource available from Courthouse Libraries BC, created by the Truth and Reconciliation Working Group here at CLBC. 

The CLBC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group was established in October of 2017 to explore how Courthouse Libraries could respond to the TRC Calls to Action. Since its inception, the group has worked to decolonize our libraries’ structures, increase access to Indigenous legal information, and make our libraries more welcoming and inclusive. 

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st), the CLBC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group created an Indigenous Legal Resources guide. This guide is meant to be a starting point for legal professionals, public library workers, and members of the public to explore some of the key legal topics, resources, and services related to the law and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Check out this guide to find online resources, key titles, cases, and legislation, and links to our recorded webinars concerning Indigenous legal topics. 

Some key resources you’ll find on the guide:  

  • Aboriginal Legal Aid BC: this site provides legal information in plain language for those who self-identify as Indigenous.  

  • Clicklaw Common Questions on Indigenous legal topics. Clicklaw also has a section of the HelpMap that you can use to find Indigenous specific legal help organizations. You can use the filters to narrow by location.   

  • Links to books in the CLBC collection, such as First Nations 101 and Modern First Nations Legislation Annotated.  

  • The CLBC Vimeo channel, hosting many training videos on Indigenous legal topics, including topics such as Metis legal issues and Gladue reports. If you’re looking for upcoming training opportunities, make sure to keep an eye on our Training page.  

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