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BearPaw Legal Education provides free workshops across Alberta on various legal subjects. Each workshop engages with Indigenous and Canadian legal perspectives on the relevant topic to outline individual rights and responsibilities. This service helps people to navigate legal situations.

For more information or to book a workshop, contact: [email protected]

New Workshops

NEW! (Re)claiming Indian Status

This workshop is designed to provide accurate and accessible legal information to Indigenous people in order to increase their understanding and awareness of the history of Indian Status under the Indian Act and contemporary legislative changes (Bill S-3) to address gender discrimination embedded in the Act and the application process, required documentation and challenges of family research in order to obtain Indian Status.

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Hidden Cost of Impaired Driving

This workshop will shed light on the new laws and limits established for driving while impaired as well as the Provincial Immediate Roadside Sanctions.

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More Workshops

Finding Your Biological Family

What legal processes may be involved in reunification with your biological family? This workshop will explain legislation to assist adopted people to find their biological families, and legislation that may cause roadblocks. We will also explore resources available to assist in the search. Feature the BearPaw Legal Education Print Publication: Finding Your Biological Family.

Elder Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

What is elder abuse? This workshop addresses the issue in Indigenous communities and explores Indigenous and Canadian interventions and healing approaches.

Children Going To Court

Learn about the court process when children are witnesses, defendants, or victims in court. This workshop targets audiences over the age of 12, or anyone involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the criminal and family justice system as offenders, victims or witnesses. Accompanied by “Radiant Goes To Court” video and colouring book.

To see all of our workshops go to the Resources page

We have over 20 legal education workshops to share. On the Resources page you can sort workshops by the following categories:

  • Family
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Youth
  • Justice