CBA Aboriginal Law Conference 

Jun. 6-8, 2018
Whitehorse YT

PDF Registration Form | Conference Agenda

Indigenous governments have the authority to design their governing institutions so that these institutions reflect the diverse traditions, needs and preferences of their nations. This conference will explore the varying approaches and perspectives to developing and implementing Indigenous government structures.

Yukon provides a relevant, interesting and beautiful location to discuss these issues.  In Yukon, the majority of First Nations have Final Land Claim Agreements and Self-Government Agreements. Nationally, self-government, co-governance and Indigenous laws are being advanced by First Nations, leading to significant developments in the law.

Conference panels will profile best practices and emerging initiatives in Indigenous governance, along with case law and legislative updates in this area.  Themes which will be explored in depth by the panels include First Nation legislation, fiscal relations, models for shared decision making, environmental assessment and administration of justice.

The conference will be held in the stunning Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre situated in downtown Whitehorse on the Yukon River. 


On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you do not wish to proceed with on-line registration you can print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the PDF Registration Form.

Conference Rates




CBA Members      

$715 + taxes


CBA Young Lawyers (less than 5 years)

$645 + taxes


CBA Students Members

$395 + taxes



$895 + taxes



$795 + taxes




There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to May 7, 2018. No refund will be given after May 7, 2018. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

1171 Front Street
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 0G9


Coast high Country Inn

4051 4 Ave
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 1H1

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room by contacting the Coast High Country Inn directly at 1-867-667-4471. Ensure you quote the group booking code 1432 to obtain the preferred rates starting at $210.00/night.

The preferred room rate is available until May 5, 2018 (subject to availability).

Pre-Conference Activites

See more of the Yukon with these two tours! Book now to avoid disappointed. Deadline is May 6 2018. Guests are free to join as well. 

Carcross / Southern Lakes Tour The ‘Carcross/ Fraser Southern Lakes’ Tour is a great opportunity to escape for a half day and see the reasons why we live and play here in the Yukon. $130 per person. 

Wednesday, June 6 2018  

   8:00am - 12:30pm - 6 spots still available 

Yukon Wildlife Preserve Tour Go wild! Join us for a fantastic Yukon safari where you will explore a wildlife preserve in a natural habitat and of course is home to many amazing northern critters! $85 per person.

Wednesday, June 6 2018  

  1:15pm - 4:15pm -  8 spots still available



AIR CANADA - Book online to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Ottawa (YXY). You must quote promotion code 3Q4RG4H1 at the time of booking and must book online.

West Jet: West Jet offers 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Whitehorse and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code: YIB9JAX. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.

Air North: 10% discount off the best GoYukon, Saver or Optimum fare available at the time of booking (taxes, fees and surcharges are extra). All fares are subject to change. Seat sale fares to not apply. CODE: LAWCONF18

Book using this link:

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.




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Miranda Boyer
CBA National Office
(613) 237-2925 ext. 177