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This podcast is brought to you in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association. It will serve as your educational resource on trauma-informed lawyering. Through inspiring interviews and thoughtful commentary, Myrna will shine a light on a critical competency you did not get any instruction on in law school. Trauma-informed lawyering is a do-no-further-harm, relational approach to the practice of law which benefits you, your clients, your colleagues and the legal profession generally. Lawyer ...
 
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This September Brad Regehr made history, becoming the first First Nations President of the Canadian Bar Association. A partner at Maurice Law in Winnipeg, the first and only indigenous owned national law firm in Canada, he has focused on civil litigation, aboriginal, corporate and administrative law. He has represented and advised First Nations cli…
 
***Ahkameyimok Podcast - Encore Presentation*** **This is interview with Dr. Dan Longboat was originally published on the Akhameyimok Podcast on July 23, 2020. Ahkameyimok returns with a new episode the week of September 24th. ** "Being faced with COVID and the complexity of it, science is just beginning to understand how those things are interconn…
 
The Canadian government is designating two former Residential Schools to the Canadian Register of Historic Places, including the Portage La Prairie Residential School in Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. National Chief Perry Bellegarde talks to Chief Dennis Meeches of the Long Plain First Nation, home of the Portage La Prairie Schoo,l about the impac…
 
As First Nations children return to the classroom, what are the best ways to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic. Marion Crowe, CEO of the First Nations Health Managers Association, joins National Chief Bellegarde to discuss best practices for Chiefs, Councils, Health managers, School boards, parents and children for "back to school." She also …
 
On this episode National Chief Perry Bellegarde reaches Gwich'in Grand Chief Bobbie Joe Greenland-Morgan in Inuvik, NWT to talk about the potentially devastating decision by the Trump Administration to open up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development. Known as ANWR, this Arctic refuge is 19 million acres of pristine wilderness…
 
Conversations with the President: The state of the profession, Ep 9: Aly Haji and Allan Rock For her last episode as host of Conversations with the President, Vivene Salmon talks with Aly Haji about why millennials are leaving law firms; and Allan Rock on his carrer as a Liberal Justice Minister, President Emeritus of Ottawa University and ambassad…
 
Erin O'Toole is one of the front-runners to become the next federal Conservative Party leader in a vote that takes place Friday, August 21st 2020. In this, his first interview with the Ahkameyimok Podcast, O'Toole lays out his vision for working with First Nations if he were to become leader and Prime Minister. In this interesting and wide ranging …
 
"Some people said, 'well there is racism in Canada but there is no systemic racism.' And to those people I said, 'You've clearly never read the Indian Act, because it reeks of systemic racism.'" The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney, Canada's 18th Prime Minister, is National Chief Perry Bellegarde's guest on this latest episode of the Akhameyimok Podc…
 
Bonus Episode presented by CBA National and CBA Futures, After the pandemic: The future of justice, Ep 6 In this sixth and final episode in our series, Justice Minister David Lametti and CBA President Vivene Salmon talks about the investments the federal government and the provinces need to make in the administration of justice to improve access to…
 
"Being faced with COVID and the complexity of it, science is just beginning to understand how those things are interconnected with one another, but our elders still have that knowledge and so it is critically important that science begin a process of engaging with indigenous communities to really understand the complexity of the world we live, both…
 
Conversations with the President: The state of the profession, Ep 8: Mentorship, Sponsorship and Diversity Vivene talks with Ruth Goba about mentorship and sponsorship and how they navigate the Canadian legal space as black women. Over the course of a career a lawyer can seek out a variety of mentors to provide a number of services – teacher, coach…
 
Christopher Howarth is a retired Cheshire Police Officer. In the last 2 years of his service he moved into the training department and had responsibility for the interview training in relation to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses which sparked his interest in ACES, trauma and adopting a trauma informed approach to investigations. Our conversatio…
 
The Indigenous Theatre program at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa was just wrapping up it's very successful first season when COVID-19 hit. It's artistic director Kevin Loring talks with National Chief Perry Bellegarde about the challenges he faces in overcoming the COVID shutdown, what the experience was like starting up the first ever national…
 
Bonus Episode presented by CBA National and CBA Futures: After the pandemic: The future of justice, Ep 5: In this fifth episode, Joshua Sealy-Harrington discusses COVID 19 and the impact it’s had on global protests calling for an end to systemic racism. He also shares his thoughts on how our justice system is embedded in a broader framework of capi…
 
Reggie Leach is arguably the greatest First Nations player to play in the National Hockey League. From the Berens River First Nation in Manitoba, Leach was nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his blasting slap shot. In his thirteen year NHL career he scored 381 goals and 666 points. In 1975, Leach helped the Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup. Th…
 
Conversations with the President: The state of the profession, Ep 7: Vivene talks with Jamie Benizri and Monica Goyal about entrepreneurship and how the business of law will be different after COVID. How to become a legal influenceur? How to protect our brand? What technology is going to be most important as we move into post-pandemic recovery? And…
 
This episode provides guidance and advice for working with Indigenous people whether as a lawyer, judge or police officer. It also introduces you to the concept of cultural humility with the hope that you will practice humility as you commit to the hard work of transforming our justice system from one of "deliberate destruction" to one of fairness,…
 
With over seven thousand positive COVID-19 cases and over 300 deaths, the Navajo Nation and it's 350,000 members in the American Southwest, has the worst per capita outbreak in America, beating out former hotspot New York. To learn more about what is happening there, National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks with Shawnell Damon, who is leading the epi…
 
Bonus Episode presented by CBA National and CBA Futures: After the pandemic: The future of justice, Ep 4: In this fourth episode, Karen Eltis talks about the rush to digitalize our courts system, the justice system’s reliance on private platforms, and why we need to think about the security of our data. Karen Eltis is a law professor at Ottawa U an…
 
"I received a phone call from the Commanding Officer for the New Brunswick RCMP. He just said there's been an incident. He said, 'the timing is really bad.' That's what he said a of couple of times, 'this is just bad timing.' And I'm just thinking 'When is it a good time to shoot and kill someone?'" That's Chief Bill Ward of the Metepenagiag First …
 
Candice Pollack and Lexy Smith-Doughty tell us more about the virtual gatherings “Coffee in the times of COVID”; events to facilitate connection and mentorship. The online meetups bring junior lawyers and law students together with mentors to discuss pertinent issues in the legal field that have been changed by our new virtual reality. Candice Ashl…
 
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki joins National Chief Perry Bellegarde to address the ongoing issue of racism and police brutality towards First Nations people, especially in light of the recent killing by police of a First Nations woman, Chantel Moore, in New Brunswick, the use of an RCMP vehicle to run-over and apprehend a man in Nunavut, and the d…
 
Bonus Episode presented by CBA National and CBA Futures: After the pandemic: The future of justice, Ep 3: Yves Faguy speaks with Cori Ghitter of the Law Society of Alberta and legal market analyst Jordan Furlong about legal education, how it has been affected by the pandemic, and what needs to change for it to address the needs of a modern legal in…
 
The global pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has many leaders around the world saying this is an opportunity to change how our economies work in terms of managing climate change, global health and development. Leaders from the UN Secretary General to global corporate CEO's say we have a chance to "build back better," and create a more equitable…
 
As economies begin to re-open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, what dangers lie ahead for First Nations? National Chief Perry Bellegarde talks with Dr Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer with Indigenous Services Canada, about why First Nations have largely succeeded in avoiding wide scale COVID infections, the success story of the First Nations c…
 
Bonus Episode presented by CBA National and CBA Futures: After the pandemic: The future of justice, Ep 2: Yves Faguy speaks with Laura van Wyngaarden of Diligen and Peter Aprile of Counter Tax Lawyers to discuss how COVID-19 could change the way we work in the legal sector. In this second episode, the guests talk about how the legal market may or m…
 
Conversations with the President: The state of the profession, Ep 6: In this episode, Martine Boucher and Vivene discuss the impact today's reality can have on small and solo legal practices, many of which lack the resources of larger firms, and are not always as adept and knowing how technology can help them to adapt faster and more efficiently to…
 
"The preparedness of the province (of Saskatchewen) was wherever the outbreak happens, they would trigger help there. So they didn't help us for the first month. When the outbreak happened in La Loche, then we started seeing their presence. But for one month, we were just getting frustrated." Rick Laliberte, heads up the Incident Command Centre for…
 
Bonus Episode presented by CBA National and CBA Futures: After The Pandemic, The Future of Justice, Ep 1 In this first episode, the guests share their experience in trying to launch projects that were aimed at making justice more accessible for regular Canadians, but then ran into roadblocks. They offer some ideas about what level of effort is need…
 
National Chief Perry Bellegarde interviews Rosalie Labilliois, co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council. The two discuss the best ways to connect with young people about the importance of social distancing during the pandemic, what Rosalie has learned as an access control officer in her community during the lockdown, why it'…
 
Robert Harvie and Donna Purcell, two experienced lawyers share their expertise in remote work. Get some tips on virtual firms and managing change. Robert Harvie has been a Divorce and Family Lawyer in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta for over 30 years. His practice has a special emphasis on complex matrimonial property division, including corporate …
 
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada is National Chief Perry Bellegarde's guest on this latest COVID-19 edition of the Ahkameyimok Podcast. In this in-depth interview on the many aspects of the Federal government's COVID-19 response with regards to First Nations, National Chief Bellegarde questions the Federal Minister responsible ab…
 
What is the impact of COVID-19 on First Nations people living in towns and cities? Jocelyn Formsma, Executive Director the National Association of Friendship Centres says we just don't know and that's a big problem. First Nations People living in urban areas make up about half of the total First Nations population. Many rely on the 107 Friendship C…
 
Conversations with the President: The state of the profession, Ep 5: Vivene meets with Erin Cowling and Kim Gale to discuss the rejection of the traditional law firm model, billable hours and entrepreneurship. How are they dealing with the expectations placed on young lawyers? Erin Cowling founded Flex Legal in 2015, a network of experienced freela…
 
National Chief Perry Bellegarde talks to Chief Todd Peigan of the Pasqua First Nation, Treaty 4 in Southern Saskatchewan. In January, long before most of the rest of the world had even heard of Coronavirus, Chief Todd Peigan was preparing for the worst, knowing that a highly contagious respiratory illness could be especially devastating for indegen…
 
This is the very first episode of the Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Akhameyimok is Cree for "you all persevere" and on this podcast, we will discuss the leading issues facing First Nations peoples, by talking with top experrts, elders and community leaders. The first topic on the Ahkamey…
 
In this episode, we hear the testimonies of two interns of The Young Lawyers International Program (YLIP). Devon Black works in Georgetown, Guyana with the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination. Navdeep Kaur works in Hanoi, Vietnam with UNICEF. To learn more and to apply to the program, visit the Young Lawyers International Program webs…
 
Conversations With The President: The state of the profession, Ep 4: Less than 70 years ago, people wanting to enter the common law legal profession in Canada took some courses, but mostly they learned to do by doing, through years of apprenticeship to senior lawyers. Today we’ll talk to two law school deans, Ian Holloway and Camille Cameron about …
 
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