OnlineBearPaw Legal Education & Media Workshops

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Join us!  The ACAA is excited to collaborate with Bear Paw Media to deliver a series of online workshops. Did you know BearPaw strives to produce and distribute free, culturally relevant, public legal education resources created by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people, in Alberta? Their intent is to increase individual understanding and build capacity in creative ways that encourage Indigenous people to self-determine as they navigate through these systems. BearPaw Legal Education public legal education is a critical part of individual, community and social healing. For more information visit: bearpaweducation.ca. The following is the proposed online workshop schedule for 2020-2021:

Children Going to Court - Postponed

Date: October 8, 2020 

Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Pre-Register: Eventbrite (click here)

Workshop Description: 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.For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

Landlord & Tenant Act

Join us on December 15, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite here. 

Workshop Description:  Our landlord and tenant rights resources highlight the legal rights and responsibilities of tenants and expectations of landlords upon moving in and while in residence, moving out of rental properties and the steps to take to break a lease when leaving domestic violence situations in Alberta. For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

Parenting Legal Rights & Responsiblities

Join us on March 23, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite here. 

Workshop Description:  

Our resources provide user-friendly guides for new parents about legal parental rights and responsibilities and outline the difference between the criminal code understanding of discipline (Section 43 - Spanking law) and traditional Indigenous views of discipline. Our video addresses how traditionally gentle Indigenous

child-rearing methods were disrupted by residential schools’ use of corporal punishment.

For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

Understanding Indigenous Identity

Join us October 27, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite here

Workshop Description: What does it mean to be Indigenous today? Our resources provide information about the major historical events since European contact and their impacts on Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The publications define identifying terms (Inuit, Métis, and First Nations) and provides a brief overview of inherent and Treaty rights. While Indigenous identity is codified in law, our films Aboriginal Identity and Understanding Aboriginal Identity explore the complex issue of self-identification and the reclamation of cultural identities.For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

Employment Law in Alberta

Join us on January 26, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite here. 

Workshop Description:  

Our employment rights resources aim to demystify basic employee and employer rights and responsibilities in the workplace. They also provide overviews of some Alberta labour laws including taxes for First Nations people, workplace harassment, the rules of being “let go”, and what you can do if you experience racism in the workplace. For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

Hidden Costs of Impaired Driving

Join us November 24, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite here

Workshop Description: The Laws dealing with Impaired Driving from alcohol have changed significantly and Canada has now made recreational marijuana usage legal. This workshop will shed light on the new laws and limits established for driving while impaired as well as the Provincial Immediate Roadside Sanctions. For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

ABC's of the CYFE Act

Join us on February 23, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register on Eventbrite here. 

Workshop Description:  

A parent or guardian has rights and responsibilities during any involvement of the child welfare system. Our resources aim to help Indigenous parents or guardians understand their rights and responsibilities so they have the knowledge they need to advocate for themselves and their children through the process. Our videos address the traditional role of kinship and grandparents in child rearing (Right to Love), family reunification (A New Hope), cultural connection plans (Raising the Spirit) and more.

For more information contact bearpaweducation.ca

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