Osgoode’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law was created to help you understand this complex and vitally important body of law. It is a short, deep dive into the knowledge and content needed to be able to work more effectively when dealing with Aboriginal law issues.
A truly outstanding faculty of practicing lawyers and academics drawn from across the country will concentrate on the core aspects of Aboriginal law, focusing not just on the law itself, but also those practical considerations that are key to understanding the rapidly changing legal environment.
The aim of the program is to give you a practical understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, the constitutional framework, reserve lands and developments on reserve, treaty interpretation, modern treaties and consultation and accommodation. The certificate wraps up with an interactive panel discussion on the Supreme Court of Canada’s upcoming trilogy on the duty to consult and accommodate.
Throughout the program there will be ample opportunity for questions, discussion and debate.
Day 1: February 14, 2017
Understanding the Historic Narrative and Constitutional Framework
Day 2: February 23, 2017
The Historic Treaties, Treaty Rights and the Indian Act
Day 3: March 8, 2017
The Aboriginal Rights Framework in s.35 of the Constitution Act 1982
Day 4: March 30, 2017
Modern Day Treaties
Day 5: April 12, 2017
The Duty to Consult and Accommodate
Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.
We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.
You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law. Participants must attend all program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.
Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
February 14, 23, March 8, 30 & April 12, 2017
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$3495 plus HST
Email us to be notified once the next session becomes available.
The website program image was kindly provided by Christi Belcourt, a Michif (Métis) visual artist and author whose ancestry originates from the Metis historic community of Manitou Sakhigan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, Canada. Learn more
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