November 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for a Keynote Luncheon discussing the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and related topics.
The National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls reported in June 2019. Why was the National Inquiry established and how does it fit into the picture of other Canadian public inquiries and royal commissions that have tried to address Canada’s fraught relationship with Indigenous peoples? Is a public inquiry the same thing as a truth commission? Can it do some of the same work? As a Canadian legal mechanism is a public inquiry an appropriate way to address Indigenous issues? What features of some inquiries make them more likely to succeed in having their recommendations implemented?
Kim Stanton, a lawyer practicing Aboriginal Law and Constitutional Law with Goldblatt Partners, will begin the discussion with an exploration of these questions which will lead into a panel discussion of the National Inquiry’s recommendations and their potential for implementation going forward – with a focus on justice related initiatives in Calgary. Panelists will include Koren Lightning-Earle, the Law Society’s Indigenous Initiatives Liaison, and Sarah Sinclair, with Calgary Legal Guidance’s sahwoo mokhaak tsi ma taas (Before Being Judged) Program.
Venue: Marriott Hotel