Media Advisory - Celebration of Indigenous Peoples event at Law Society June 23

Event to focus on understanding and advancing reconciliation

TORONTO, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Law Society is hosting a Celebration of Indigenous Peoples event on June 23 in recognition of National Aboriginal History Month. The event will feature presentations and a discussion about what reconciliation means to all of us.

Panelists include:

  • Jefferey Hewit, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Sarah Morales, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
  • Andrée Boisselle, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Deborah McGregor, Osgoode Hall Law School

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dianne Corbiere, Law Society Bencher and Vice-chair of the Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee.

Panelists will examine the following topics:

  • What are law schools and the Law Society doing to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action?
  • How can training promote Intercultural competence?
  • How do we understand Indigenous legal perspectives as a basis for achieving reconciliation?
  • Is reconciliation grounded in the land?
  • How can you advance reconciliation through the practice of law?

As well, Kathleen Lickers, Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Group, to the Law Society, will talk about the newly established Indigenous Advisory Group.

A reception will follow.


Date: June 23, 2016
Panel Discussion: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Lamont Learning Centre
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
(Please enter via east doors facing City Hall)

Public registration for the event is now closed. Interested media outlets are invited to contact the Law Society (see information and media protocol below) to arrange for their attendance, or watch via simultaneous webcast by registering online.

Photographs taken at this public event will be used in Law Society and partner organization print and online publications.

Media protocol for attending media:

Please be advised that the purpose of this program is to provide a safe environment for members of the legal professions and the public to engage in frank and open dialogue. While we welcome your attendance, we ask that you respect this environment and not photograph or film the audience.

If you wish to directly quote any identified audience participants about their comments during today's discussion, please obtain their permission to do so following the session.

Your co-operation is appreciated.

SOURCE The Law Society of Upper Canada

For further information: Media contact: Susan Tonkin, Communications Advisor - Media Relations,, or 416-947-7605. Thank you for confirming your attendance in advance.


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