Pimohtéwin tati‎ mínowastánowahk (Journey to Reconciliation):
Lawyers Called to Action

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report and
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

November 4 & 5, 2016
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

Jointly presented by:the Manitoba Bar Association, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law & the Law Society of Manitoba

SOLD OUT ~ This Program is now full.

Why should You Attend the 2016 Pitblado Lectures


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report stresses that everyone has a role to play in renewing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. As lawyers, we are specifically called to action by the Commission. As a necessary first step we have been challenged to ensure we receive appropriate cultural education about the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law and Aboriginal-Crown relations. 

The Pitblado Lectures will provide answers to some questions you may have such as:

  • Why should I care about the TRC Calls to Action?

  • What is my role in the journey to reconciliation?

  • What can I do as a lawyer who doesn't practice in Aboriginal law?

  • What is the relevance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on my legal practice? 

Join us for a timely and thought-provoking discussion on the role of lawyers in renewing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

We are honoured to announce that
Elders Florence Paynter, Harry Bone, Wally Swain and Dennis White Bird will inform and guide our discussion.


Presenters Include:

Romeo Saganash,

MP for Abitibi-Baie James –Nunavik – Eeyou

Aaron Mills

Bear Clan Anishinaabe from Couchiching First Nation

Professor Aimée Craft

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Cora Morgan

First Nations Family Advocate, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Nancy Fazenda

Justice Manitoba, Public Prosecution

Sacha Paul

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Corey LaBerge

Office of the Children’s Advocate

Professor Brenda Gunn

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Stacy Soldier

McNicol Bourcier

 Featuring a special performance by Mary Black

 Whose poem, "Quiet," was featured in the Huffington Post