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Indigenous peacemaking project

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


DATE: Friday, October 18, 2019
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Law Society of Manitoba Classroom, 200-260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
TOPIC: Indigenous Peacemaking Project
Justice Megan Cavanagh, Michigan Supreme Court
Former Justice Michael Cavanagh
Brett Shelton, Native American Rights Fund

Mr. Shelton will explain the work of the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative (IPI) of the Native American Rights Fund located in Boulder, Colorado, USA.   He will explain the IPI’s workplan that focusses on helping Native nations fortify or revive their traditional dispute resolution systems, for application in modern times and usually within the context of limited jurisdiction and pervasive federal law governing local affairs. He will also address the different worldviews inherent in western or Anglo-American systems of justice versus tribal notions of justice, as well as the possibilities for adoption of Indigenous approaches to aid in other justice systems for non-indigenous, mixed, or multi-tribal communities.

Justice Megan Cavanagh and former Justice Michael Cavanagh will be speaking on Michigan’s Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum.  Former Justice Michael Cavanagh will give a historical perspective on the creation of the Forum, discussing the process and the nature of the relationship between State and Tribal Courts at the Forum’s inception.  Justice Megan Cavanagh, the Michigan Supreme Court’s current Forum liaison, will discuss the current state of the Forum and how the Courts are working together to collaborate and learn from each other in areas such as Problem Solving and Peacemaking Courts.

Please RSVP to the Manitoba Bar Association online. If you are not able to join us in person, there is an option to attend via teleconference.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Joëlle Pastora Sala
Co-Chair, MBA Aboriginal Law Section
Public Interest Law Centre
Ph: 204-985-8561

Jared Wheeler
Co-Chair, MBA Aboriginal Law Section
Jerch Law
Ph: 204- 774-8300


October 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Law Society of Manitoba Classroom, 200-260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
200-260 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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