Guest Speaker: Paul L.A.H. Chartrand, I.P.C, B.A.(Hons) (Wpg), LL.B.(Hons) (QUT Australia), LL.M. (Sask) of the Manitoba Bar and currently counsel to the firm DD West LLP.
In 2002 Paul Chartrand was the third Indigenous lawyer appointed as ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel’ by Canada’s Indigenous Bar Association. His long professional career has focused upon laws and policies of states respecting Indigenous Peoples, and has included numerous publications, various university appointments in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as administrative appointments in universities and colleges. He has a lengthy record of public service and providing advice to Aboriginal organisations in Canada and at the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation of American States.(OAS). He served on several high-profile advisory bodies including Canada’s Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and Manitoba’s Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission. He was an advisor during the First Ministers Conferences on Aboriginal Constitutional Reform of the 1980s and participated in the lengthy deliberations on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was adopted in 2007. He retired from university life in 2009 having achieved the rank of Full Professor of Law with Tenure.
About the ILS Fireside Chat
The ILS Fireside Chat series is a monthly late afternoon event held in the Terrace Lounge. It is hosted by Indigenous Legal Studies and provides students the opportunity to hear from experienced counsel working with or for Indigenous clients. Our guests share their personal journey of why they chose to attend law school,how their experiences studying and articling shaped their choices, and where their career has led them. The fire is lit, the atmosphere is informal. Light refreshments are provided. This series is open to all students interested in Indigenous issues and practicing Aboriginal law.