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NEW Hunting Firearms - Laws of the Land

For Indigenous people, the traditional right to hunt is an important part of family and community roles and identity. Today, Canadian law requires that anyone in possession of a non-restricted firearm needs to have a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Join BearPaw Media as they explore Firearms Licencing for Adults and Minors and how both Indigenous Natural Law and Canadian Law can walk side by side in the name of safety.

Category: Environment, Justice

NEW Reporting Sexual Assault in Alberta - Brochure

This pamphlet outlines the options for reporting sexual assault in urban and rural communities, including what will happen (and why) when going to the police, the hospital or a sexual assault center. It includes dos and don’ts if you want to report, information about time-frames for reporting and evidence collection, who you will meet when reporting and their roles, and suggestions about what to do if you live in an isolated community. The back includes useful contact information for sexual assault centers throughout Alberta.

Category: Healing, Justice

NEW Breaking a Lease & Domestic Violence – Card

This fold-out wallet sized card tells the steps to take to break a lease when leaving domestic violence situations in Alberta. It gives information about what behaviors are abusive behaviours (according to the law), who qualifies to break their lease, how long each step takes and what to tell your landlord. T he back gives contact information for a person who will give you information about shelters and help you understand the law (called the Designated Authority).

Category: Family, Healing, Health, Justice

NEW Child and Spousal Support Orders (Divorce) - Card

This wallet-sized, fold out card gives information about Child Support Orders and Spousal Support Orders in Alberta. Topics include what these Orders are, who can apply and who is required to pay (for each), and how the judge decides amounts to be paid. Lastly, it gives ideas about what you can do if your spouse will not pay.

Category: Family, Justice

NEW Parenting and Guardianship Orders (Divorce) – Card

This fold-out wallet sized card discusses Parenting Orders and Guardianship Orders in Alberta. It gives information about the legal differences between parents and guardians and the rights and responsibilities of each, and what each Order can do. If you want to know about who can apply for each type of Order or what factors the judge considers in decisions about parenting and guardianship, this card can help.

Category: Family, Justice

Children and Youth Going to Court (2 cartoons)

Radiant Goes to Court (Ages 4-11) - Learn about the basic concepts of court and common testimonial aids designed to keep children comfortable and safe while testifying as either victims or witnesses. There is an accompanying colouring book for this cartoon. Court Report (Ages 12-17) - In this BearPaw Digital Short, Courtworker Mena delivers the goods on how youth can prepare for court and the surprising changes that can come with it.

Category: Youth, Justice

Learning Disabilities in School (Alberta)

The discovery of a learning disability at school can feel overwhelming, the law gives parents the right to make decisions about their child’s education. Learn about the assessment process, development of an Individualized Program Plan (IPP) and how to work with the school’s recommendations for the child. Through this journey parents and school staff will learn how to build on the child’s strengths to achieve success in school.

Category: Family, Youth

Suspensions and Expulsions in School (Alberta)

No parent wants to hear their child is going to be suspended or expelled. This video will help parents through a suspension or expulsion in Alberta schools. While it is true that students and parents must abide by the law and follow the school’s code of conduct, parents have rights in the process as well. Through this journey parents will learn to advocate for their child to help them find success in school.

Category: Family, Youth

Youth Court Postcard

Going to Youth Court? Follow some simple tips to ensure you give yourself the most options during your court appearance.Based on the teen cartoon Court Report with Mena Moses, the Youth Court Postcard delivers the straight goods on youth court!

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Radiant Goes to Court Colouring Storybook

The Radiant Goes to Court Colouring Storybook is based on a cartoon that tells the story of nine-year old Radiant and her concerns about having to testify in court. Full of great pictures for kids to colour and the popular character, Muskwa the Bear, this colouring and storybook outlines common testimonial aids allowed for children in Alberta courtrooms.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Finding Your Biological Family

What legal processes may be involved in reunification with your biological family? This workshop will explain legislation to assist adopted people to find their biological families, and legislation that may cause roadblocks. We will also explore resources available to assist in the search. Feature the BearPaw Legal Education Print Publication: Finding Your Biological Family.

Category: Family

Suspensions and Expulsions (School Act) Card

This publication provides information about laws found in Alberta’s School Act that set out the conditions under which a child can be suspended or expelled from school. In doing so, it discusses the rights and responsibilities of parents and students throughout the process, including mandatory school attendance of children 16 years-of-age and under. It also provides information about how parents can be involved in the process and advocate for their child, including speaking with the principal and School Board about the suspension or expulsion.

Category: Family, Youth

The Right to be Safe

The Right to be Safe illustrates that violence is NEVER your fault. Follow the stories of three courageous women who overcame traumatic family violence and are inspiring others to do the same.

Category: Family, Healing, Health

Just Cause 3 - Money Matters

Are you avoiding phone calls because of Collection Agencies? Wondering if bankruptcy is right for you? Is that Lease-To–Own couch right up your alley? Have you ever regretted a Pay Day loan? Well this video is for you!!

Category: Family, Youth

Bylaw Tickets in Alberta

This compact wallet-sized card focuses on what municipal bylaws are, how you should respond to a bylaw offence, as well a what will happen if you do not respond. In addition, this card provides options for payment of a bylaw ticket, along with the arrangements you can make if you are unable to pay.

Category: Justice

Muskwa: The Walleye Chop! Failure to Appear in Court

From the dusty roads of Charlie’s home reserve, to the high stakes world of network TV, this comic book features Muskwa the Bear, who guides Charlie to understand natural law. The story lays out the legal consequences of failing to appear in court, and shows how those consequences became a call to action for Charlie to re-discover who he is.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Muskwa: Fearless Defender of Natural Law

BearPaw's second foray into the comic book world introduces Muskwa the Bear, woodland superhero and fearless defender of natural law.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Breach

This youth-oriented comic book aims to reinforce the importance of following court orders by explaining the consequences of breaching them and the benefits of following them.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Click: Stories of Cyber Bullying

Click is a collection of three stories that show how cyber bullying impacts youth. This comic is meant to engage youth in discussion about cyber bullying and how it can be prevented. Click is a companion publication meant to be used with the film Cyber Bullying.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

Writing a Gladue Report

Writing a Gladue Report is a step by step guide to assist in the preparation of a Gladue Report. For more information or to order printed copies please email stephanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Justice

Raising the Spirit: Cultural Connections Plans for Aboriginal Children (Alberta)

Narrated by Tom Jackson and illustrated by Aaron Paquette, this video helps new parents of Indigenous children understand what a Cultural Connection Plan is, why it’s important, and how to successfully incorporate their child’s culture into their home. The website link also includes supplementary material that will help in understanding and creating the best plan possible!

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

De-Mystifying Divorce in Alberta

Dealing with divorce or relationship breakup? What are your legal rights to property, children, spousal or child support? Do you have legal rights to anything if you live on-reserve? Are there any resources to help? Learn about this and much more.

Category: Family, Justice

The Right to Love

This inspiring video explains the traditional role of Indigenous grandparents, the historical significance of family members being severed from one another, and what a grandparent can do to maintain connection to their grandchild in government care in Alberta today.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

Common Ground - Aboriginal Hunters & Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers

Common Ground is a documentary-drama that depicts an interaction between an Aboriginal Hunter and an Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officer. Featuring commentary from traditional Aboriginal Hunters and leadership from Alberta’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch, Common Ground explores their historical and contemporary relationship - and the common ground they stand on.

Category: Healing, Environment, Justice

Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) Section 19

This easily accessible publication will help youth, their families, and communities understand the options available for sentencing, release, extrajudicial measures, review of a sentence, and reintegration into the community.

Category: Youth, Justice

Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) Section 38

This publication looks at the diverse options available to youth other than custody in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Category: Youth, Justice

Record Suspensions in Canada (formerly Pardons)

This publication provides updated information about record suspensions in Canada, including changes to waiting periods, costs, and other significant changes.

Category: Justice

How to find your biological family in Alberta

This publication will inform you of the legal process of reunification with your biological family. It will inform you about how to obtain adoption information to begin your search. Additionally, it provides information required to complete reunification forms and describes services provided by the Alberta Post-Adoption Registry.

Category: Family

Lateral Violence

The core issues of lateral violence are explored within our own Nations, communities, organizations, and families. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Healing, Health

Aboriginal Foster and Kinship Care Providers

This resource outlines the differences between Kinship Care and Foster Care and the importance of Indigenous caregivers. It also examines the rights and obligations of those involved, including kinship care providers, foster care providers, case workers and support workers.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Your Voice Counts - Children and Youth Appealing Court Orders

No matter how old you are, you deserve to have your voice heard. New laws in Alberta give anyone under 18 the right to appeal certain court orders that affect their life.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

A New Hope - Applying to Terminate a Permanent Gaurdianship Order

Sometimes, in order to be a healthy parent, people must go through a healing journey. A New Hope looks at laws that give former guardians the opportunity to bring their family together again, after losing their children under a Permanent Guardianship Order (PGO).

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

Child Apprehension (Pocket Card)

A parent or guardian has rights and responsibilities during the child apprehension process and it is important that they are understood. This accessible wallet-sized card will help parents or guardians understand their rights and responsibilities so they can be empowered and involved in the process.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Taking Control: Knowing Your Rights Within the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act

Taking Control gives parents the knowledge they need to exercise their rights within the Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and covers information on matters such as visitation rights, available services (including how to access an NCSA family courtworker) and family group conferencing.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Going to Court: Working Your Way Through Alberta's Court System

Going to Court takes you through every step, from the initial charges, to sentencing and appealing a decision. The guide also provides information about applying for legal aid and the importance of pre-sentence reports.

Category: Family, Justice

Parenting: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Parenting: Legal Rights and Responsibilities is a legal guide for new parents: adolescent or adult, married or common-law, living apart or together. The resource covers maternity leave and benefits, guardianship, naming and registering, adoption, parental responsibilities and First Nation or Métis Nation memberships. The latest edition has full colour illustrations and an engaging format.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Parenting & Discipline

What should you know about the law and disciplining your child? This publication explains the legal requirements parents need to be aware of when disciplining their children.

Category: Family, Justice

Finding Help for Mental Illness

This publication explains the provisions of the Mental Health Act in Alberta. It outlines the rights of those with mental illness and describes treatment, supports, and services available for those with mental illness living in the community.

Category: Health, Justice

Family Support for Children with Disabilities

This publication is your guide to understanding and navigating the Family Support for Children with Disabilities program. This user-friendly guide identifies supports and services available in the community, and helps families find the assistance they need to support their children in a meaningful way.

Category: Family, Health, Youth

Elder Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

Elder Abuse in Aboriginal Communities outlines forms of abuse and highlights ways to seek out help. It also encourages family members to find healing in order to learn why the abuse happens.

Category: Family, Healing, Justice

Emergency Protection Order (Pocket Card)

This pocket-sized card explains how to obtain an Emergency Protection Order in detail. It also provides contacts to help you through this process.

Category: Family, Justice

No Contact Order (Pocket Card)

Learn how to protect yourself from family violence. This pocket-sized card explains how to obtain a No Contact Order in detail. It also provides contacts to help an individual through this process.

Category: Family, Justice

Peace Bond or Restraining Order (Pocket Card)

Learn how to protect yourself from family violence. This pocket-sized card explains in detail how to obtain a Peace Bond or Restraining Order. It also provides contacts to help an individual through these processes.

Category: Family, Justice

Moving Forward: Employment Rights in the Workplace

This video follows three Indigenous persons' lives and career choices. Along the way, a number of Alberta labour law issues are discussed, including taxes for First Nations People, how to handle workplace harassment, the rules of being "let go," and what you can do when faced with racism. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Youth, Justice

Understanding Aboriginal Identity

Today, Aboriginal identity remains inextricably linked with past government legislation and the continued stereotyping of Indigenous people in the media and Canadian society. From a Metis farm in rural Alberta to the offices of Canada's leading scholars, Understanding Aboriginal Identity examines the factors that shape who we are. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Healing, Youth

Divorce 101 in Alberta

This short, animated video will guide viewers through the divorce process in Alberta. This video contains information about self-representation, mediator use, and scenarios that require a lawyer's input. Get the basics on child custody orders, access orders, child maintenance fees, property division and spousal support. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Going to Court: What You Need to Know

Walking the viewer through the courthouse doors, this video describes courtroom personnel, details court procedure and protocol, and lets the viewer know what to expect when their court date arrives. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

The Criminalization of HIV in Canada

The Criminalization of HIV in Canada features four Indigenous individuals diagnosed with the disease. The viewer will learn how they cope with the stigma surrounding their illness and live within the new rules governing the most intimate part of their lives. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Health, Justice

Making it Home

"Making It Home" is a four segment animation explaining the rights and responsibilities when working with Child and Youth Services in Alberta, including those of biological parents, children in care, and foster and kinship families. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Just Cause 2

Have you ever had "issues" with a landlord? Been concerned about identity theft? Wondered about probation? Well this video is for you!!! Starring Comedian Howie Miller, 'Just Cause 2' is an obvious sequel to the ever sick 'Just Cause 1'! To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Just Cause 1 - Police Interaction

Just Cause is a comedic parody that follows the adventures of a fugitive Kokum and her well meaning grandson. Hosted by Howie Miller, this hilarious comedy teaches adults of all ages about their legal rights and obligations when interacting with the police. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Fighting Chance

Surrounded by drugs, violence and gang-life, thirteen-year-old Joey finds himself standing before a judge. Is this the moment that Joey finally gets a Fighting Chance? To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Healing, Youth, Justice

Cyber Bullying

Following the lives of four kids, this documentary explores technology's dramatic effect on the way today's youth relate to each other and the dangers that come with instant communication in public forums. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth

Hidden: Elder Abuse

BearPaw Media Productions looks at intergenerational abuse and how it eats away at the fabric of families, while also showing how patterns of abuse can be turned around through restorative justice, the legal system and combinations of the two. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Healing, Justice

Invisible: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System

Invisible is a heartfelt examination of life with FASD and the challenges this disorder presents within the justice system. Legal professionals and psychological experts expose the myths and realities of FASD and explain how best to work with clients who suffer from it. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Health, Youth, Justice

Parenting & Discipline: Where to Draw the Line

This video examines differences and similarities between traditional Indigenous concepts of discipline and Western concepts, and discusses Canadian law regarding spanking children. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law

Wahkohtowin means "everything is related." It is one of the basic principles of Cree Natural Law. Cree Elders explain that by following the teachings of Wahkohtowin - individuals, communities and societies will be healthier. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Healing, Health, Justice

Identity

Who am I? Where do I come from? What does it mean to be an Indigenous person in the 21st century? BearPaw Media Productions takes you on a journey across Alberta to Dene, Cree, Blackfoot and Metis communities exploring how the values entrenched in Indigenous Cultures are alive and relevant today. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Healing, Youth

Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge takes a balanced look at the historical role of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and how that role still affects present day relationships in Aboriginal communities. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Justice

The Gladue Decision

The Gladue Decision takes a look at the landmark decision issued by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999, that stated that judges must take the unique circumstances of Indigenous people into account when passing sentence on them. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Healing, Youth, Justice

Gladue Pre-Sentence Report

This educational video illustrates how Gladue Pre-Sentence Reports, or reports outlining an offender's life circumstances and family history, are written and used in the sentencing process. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Healing, Youth, Justice

A Sacred Circle: Family Group Conferencing

A Sacred Circle explores Family Group Conferencing (FGC), a traditional process rooted in Indigenous Culture. Today, FGC's are used worldwide by families involved in Child Protection Services, giving families the opportunity to solve their own problems in an emotionally and spiritually supportive setting. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

Taking Control

Taking Control examines the legal rollercoaster that is the Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, and explains Temporary Guardianship Orders, Permanent Guardianship Orders, and Family Enhancement Agreements. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Environmental Law - Because...this is our land.

In the classroom and on the land, children explore how their lives are shaped and guided by Indigenous and Canadian values and laws. To order DVDs email stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca

Category: Environment, Youth

PayDay Loans in Alberta

Payday loans are short-term loans of $1500 or less granted by a bank or other lender. This publication will guide you through the laws that apply to payday loans in Alberta, including those that protect the consumer. It will also discuss what might happen if you cannot pay your payday loan, including consumer rights when dealing with debt collection.This publication will also provide the reader with tools to deal with debt, including information on debt repayment agencies, credit counselling, and bankruptcy.

Category: Family, Environment

Defferred Payment Plans in Alberta

Deferred payment plans happen when an agreement is made for a debt to go unpaid for a specific period of time. This publication will inform you about what a deferred payment plan is, including different types such as rent-to-own and lease-to-own services, and the laws that apply to them in Alberta. It will also inform you about the real cost of deferred payment plans, including hidden costs.

Category: Family

Matrimonial Property Rights and Interests on Reserve

This easy-to-follow brochure explains the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, including the Provisional Federal Rules, and how these laws may be implemented in First Nation communities. This publication also helps families understand what might happen in family matters on reserve, for example: marriage or relationship breakdown due to domestic violence, and death of a spouse. Finally, it provides contact information for further support, including The Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property.

Category: Family, Justice

Court Order Breach

This flyer explains Court Order Breach.When you are released on probation or bail, you are given conditions to follow while in the community. These conditions help make sure you show up for court and do not commit other offences during release.

Category: Justice

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Guide

Starting a businesses may be especially confusing for Aboriginal entrepreneurs who are starting out because of things like different tax regimes and funding options. This guide helps navigate readers through the steps needed to start a business, and offers some insight into how business development helps Aboriginal groups prosper.

Category: Justice

Aboriginal Identity: Terms and Definitions

This easy-to-understand pamphlet clearly defines terms used to refer to Indigenous people, and their rights. It includes descriptions of differences between Aboriginal, treaty and inherant rights as well as what is means to have status or be a member of a treaty.

Category: Justice

Duty to Consult

This publication features historic examples of consultation from B.C. and Alberta. It explains what duty to consult means in easy to understand terms, and describes how the process works, and how to identify a case in which the law regarding consultation may apply.

Category: Environment, Justice

Moving In: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Renter

Moving into a rented space comes with a list of things you should know, for example, who is responsible for repairs to the property, or when your landlord can evict you from the property. This booklet will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises by explaining what you're entitled to as a renter and what you can be held accountable for.

Category: Family, Justice

Rights When Interacting With Police

This is an innovative publication that is designed for handy access when dealing with the police. It lists rights when police come to a home, stop a vehicle or make an arrest. It also outlines what choices people have as well as what they must do when interacting with police.

Category: Justice

The A-B-C's of the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act

This workshop maps out the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act for professionals as well as parents who are involved with, or at risk of becoming involved with, Children Services.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

Parenting – Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Parenting-Legal Rights and Responsibilities highlights rights and responsibilities for new and expecting parents, including: financial responsibilities during pregnancy, naming and registration of children, access to treaty rights, and parenting and contact rights upon separation.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Going to Court

The Going to Court Workshop goes through each step of the court process, from charges to sentencing.

Category: Justice

FASD and the Law

This workshop provides service providers with knowledge about helping people with FASD who are in conflict with the law.

Category: Family, Health, Youth, Justice

Family Group Conferencing

This workshop explains how the circle process works, how it can help families, and what NCSA can do to help organize a conference.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

Just Cause-Police Interaction

This workshop covers what the best courses of action are when dealing with various situations involving police.

Category: Youth, Justice

Aboriginal Hunting & Fishing Rights

This workshop outlines the current Treaty Indian and Métis harvesting laws.

Category: Environment, Justice

Employment Rights

This workshop de-mystifies the workplace by guiding people through their basic employee rights and responsibilities, and answers questions about what to expect in a new job.

Category: Youth, Justice

Kinship and Foster Care

The Kinship & Foster Care workshop explains the application process to become a kinship or foster family, and what those roles entail.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

Cyber Bullying

This workshop explores how changes in technology and media have affected how kids relate to each other and examines the important issue of Cyber Bullying. Viewers will learn strategies to deter or end cyber bullying, and will consider the long-term effects bullying can have.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth

Elder Abuse

This workshop talks about the different kinds of Elder abuse that take place in Aboriginal communities and examines root causes.

Category: Family, Healing

Breach Charges (Administration of Justice)

Breach and Administration of Justice explains the many types of conditions that courts put in place, outlines the importance of following court conditions, and the consequences if they are ignored.

Category: Youth, Justice

Landlord & Tenant Rights

Landlord and Tenant Rights is for anyone currently renting or seeking accommodation, and outlines tenant responsibilities while moving into, residing in, and moving out of a rental property.

Category: Family, Justice

Self-Representation in Court

This workshop will guide you through a scripted role-play of the court and trial process.

Category: Justice

Traffic Violations: A Guide to Driving Offences

Targeted at new drivers, this workshop goes through everything from paying tickets to facing charges and going through the traffic court process.

Category: Youth, Justice

Identity Theft

This workshop explains what identity theft is and how to protect against it.

Category: Family, Justice

Kids and the Law

Geared towards youth aged 5 to 12, Kids and the Law explores the law from both and Western and Indigenous perspectives.

Category: Healing, Youth, Justice

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace provides information about discrimination and harassment. Learn if your situation is protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act or if it is general workplace harassment.

Category: Youth, Justice

Addictions and the Law

This workshop explains how addictions factor into criminal activity and how the laws are designed to deal with those affected by them.

Category: Health, Justice

Divorce Options

This podcast explains ways to handle your divorce, through lawyers, mediators and self-representation or a combination of the three. It can help you figure out what steps will work best for your situation and offers some ideas to learn more about the divorce process.

Category: Family, Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Understanding Aboriginal Identity

Understanding Aboriginal Identity explores the complex issue of self-identification for Aboriginal people. Today, Aboriginal identity remains inextricably linked with past government legislation and the continued stereotyping of Aboriginal people in the media and Canadian history.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Aboriginal Taxation

Aboriginal Taxation clarifies the myth that Aboriginal people don’t pay for taxes and explains when a First Nations individual is or is not tax exempt

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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HIV

The Canadian Aboriginal population is one of the fastest growing groups being diagnosed with HIV today. Due to a lack of education, the disease’s victims continue to face fear and discrimination.

Category: Family, Healing, Health, Youth

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Kinship Care

This podcast explains the legal process of becoming a kinship family, including what your job entails, and explains the importance placing children within their own extended family or community.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Parenting and Discipline

Discipline comes in many forms and has many meanings for different people. In this podcast, we look at traditional Indigenous and Western concepts and learn about roles and responsibilities from each perspective.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Foster Care

Learn about how to become a foster parent and what your job entails. This podcast explains how valuable foster families are.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Understanding Gladue

This podcast introduces the Gladue Decision, a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999 that mandates that Judges consider an Indigenous person's background and history when sentencing them.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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A Sacred Circle

Sacred Circle explains the concept of Family Group Conferencing (FGC) in the context of child apprehensions.

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Invisible

Invisible is a two-part podcast that discusses the challenges of dealing with the justice system when it comes to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Category: Health, Justice

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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Cyber Bullying

This podcast gives viewers a rare glimpse into the true nature of cyber bullying. It explores how technology has changed everything about how kids relate to each other, and the dangers that come with instant communication in public forums.

Category: Healing, Youth

  • Resource type: Podcast
  • Published: 2015
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BearPaw Digital Library

Free Legal, Cultural, and Practical Information For Aboriginal Canadians

Category: Family, Healing, Environment, Health, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Resources for Courtworkers

This section contains orientation materials and useful links and documents intended to help courtworkers in their role.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Online Journals, Blogs & News Sources

This section contains links to online journals and news sources relevant to First Nations people, as well as law journals. These sources are designed to keep you up to date with Indigenous issues.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Aboriginal Identity, Treaty & Status Rights

This section contains resources relating to legal classifications of Aboriginal identity and associated legal rights.

Category: Family, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Aboriginal Fiction & Literature e-Books

This section contains novels, short stories, folktales, and poetry either by Aboriginal writers or with an Aboriginal theme

Category: Healing, Youth

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Aboriginal Non-Fiction e-Books

This sections contains e-Books on topics such as: tribal ethnography, biographies, Aboriginal crafts and customs, history, and more.

Category: Healing

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Aboriginal Knowledge & Spirituality

This section contains materials relating to Aboriginal philosophy and spirituality.

Category: Family, Healing, Health

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Aboriginal Languages

This section provides language-learning, language preservation, and language revitalization resources.

Category: Family, Healing, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Breach, Parole, Pardons/Record Suspensions

This section focuses on the law as it relates to breach charges and sentencing conditions.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Correctional Facilities & Healing Lodges

A collection of resources on correctional facilities and services.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Duty To Consult

This section focuses on the Crown's obligation to consult with Aboriginal communities who may be affected by new legislation or development projects.

Category: Environment, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Education & Literacy

This section focuses on the law as it relates to education and literacy, especially in First Nations communities.

Category: Healing, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Family Law & Parenting

This section contains legal information on topics relating to divorce, child custody, and parenting.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Gladue Resources

This section contains background information on the Gladue Decision, as well as applications of this ruling and preparation of Gladue documents

Category: Family, Healing, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Health Information

This sections contains information on Indigenous health and links to healthcare services.

Category: Health

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Human Rights

This section contains legislation pertaining to human rights, including simplified explanations.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Interacting With The Police

This section provides information and advice for people who are dealing with the police.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Labour Law

This section contains resources on employment laws in Canada.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Legal Aid Services

This section contains links to various legal aid services, especially those targeting Indigenous communities.

Category: Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Living with a Disability

This section compiles helpful documents and links to services for persons with disabilities.

Category: Family, Health, Youth

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Mental Health & Addictions

This section includes resources on the law related to mental health & addiction, and includes links to treatment centres and services.

Category: Health

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Residential School & Historic Trauma Survivor Resources

This section provides information intended to help victims of historic trauma and residential schools in Canada to find healing.

Category: Family, Healing

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Tenant's Rights & Housing Programs

This guide contains resources that explain tenant's legal rights and responsibilities.

Category: Family, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Traffic Law & Road Saftety

This section contains simplified and original versions of traffic law, as well as resources on safe driving.

Category: Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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Young Offenders

This guide contains information relating to young offenders.

Category: Health, Youth, Justice

  • Resource type: Digital Library
  • Published: 2015
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