Training for Legal Advocates – History and Legacy of Residential Schools
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Understanding the history and legacy of residential schools can be a key component in understanding your client if you work with Indigenous clients, either directly or indirectly.
This free webinar is designed for both advocates and lawyers who would like to gain a better understanding of residential schools in Canada and the ongoing impact on clients.
Our presenter, Patricia Barkaskas, Academic Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic will provide an overview of residential schools in Canada, some key points advocates and lawyers should be aware of when working with Indigenous clients and what some of the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report might mean in your day-to-day work with clients. Patricia has worked closely with Indigenous peoples in their encounters with the justice system and has worked for residential school survivors as an historical legal researcher for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
Sign up for this free webinar while there’s still space:
Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 12:30-1:30pm (PDT). Register here.