CBA Aboriginal Law Conference 

Jun. 19-21, 2019
Banff AB


In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which speaks to the individual and collective rights of Indigenous Peoples globally, taking into account their specific cultural, identity, religion, language, health, education, economic, and social circumstances.

Bill C-262, a bill to implement UNDRIP, was passed in the House of Commons and is now before the Senate. The message from Indigenous peoples has consistently been the same: take all necessary measures to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with UNDRIP and consult with Indigenous peoples as to its implementation. The Interpretation of UNDRIP is highly contested and is of interest to Indigenous Peoples, Government, and Industry.

The conference will include Plenary Sessions and smaller concurrent sessions for group discussion. Themes which will be explored in depth by the panels include UNDRIP and Canada’s Constitutional Framework, a framework for reconciliation versus a public relations scheme, Free, Prior and Informed Consent, Lands, Resources and UNDRIP, and UNDRIP and the rise of International Human Rights.


Conference registration is now closed.
June 20 Dinner Tickets are still available. Please contact Kalli Foster to purchase tickets.

Conference Rates

  Fee Total
CBA Members $715.00 + taxes $750.75
Young Lawyers (CBA Members) $645.00 + taxes $677.25
Students (CBA Members) $395.00 + taxes $414.78
Non-Members $895.00 + taxes $939.75
Government $795.00 + taxes $834.75

June 20 - Dinner
MountView Barbecue - Banff National Park

Dinner Ticket $50.00 + taxes $52.50

Please note: Pre-registration is required in order to attend this dinner. On-site registration will not be accepted.

There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to May 20, 2019. No refund will be given after May 20, 2019. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue and Accommodation

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, AB T1L 1H5

Please note: The CBA Group Block at the Banff Centre is now sold out. It is recommended that you book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible as there is limited availability in Banff during these dates.


BANFF AIRPORTER - The easiest way to get between Calgary Airport and Banff. Receive a 15% discount on their scheduled shuttle service which departs 10 times a day. Click  Proceed through the reservation and type - CBA - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. And then, enjoy the view as our driver escorts you through the beauties of the Canadian Rockies! 

AIR CANADA - Book online to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares. You must quote promotion code 79Z69JU1 at the time of booking and must book online.

WESTJET: WestJet is pleased to offer 5% off Econo and 10% off Flex and Plus fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Calgary. You must use the discount code 1U2X6KE at the time of booking and you must book online.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-525-7537 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #C136499.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions. Reserve online or call 1-800-842-5628 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) #A033600.



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Larissa Karimwabo
CBA National Office 
(613) 237-2925 
1-800-267-8860 Ext: 177