CBA Aboriginal Law Conference 

Jun. 19-21, 2019
Banff AB

PDF Registration Form 

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.


The agenda for this conference is still a work in progress. Please note the following to assist with your travel arrangements. Wednesday, June 19 - Opening reception in the evening
Thursday, June 20 - All day conference and Dinner BBQ
Friday, June 21 - All day conference- finishing around 5pm



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

  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

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

Did you know that booking your stay at the conference hotel using the channels below allows the CBA to keep overall conference costs down, and pass these savings on to our delegates? The CBA guarantees a minimum number of bedroom bookings to the hotel, and rooms booked outside our block put us at risk of paying a penalty. Your choice of hotel for this conference has a direct impact on the association, and we appreciate your help by booking in the official conference room block.

Reserve your room online here or contact the Banff Centre directly at 1-800-884-7574 and mention the CBA Aboriginal Law Conference to obtain the preferred rates starting at $215.00 per night plus tax.

The preferred room rate is available until May 20, 2019 (subject to availability). 


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