National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system. September 30th marks a day to honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors and remember the children who never came home. In honour of the National Day for […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21

Posted on June 20, 2022, Updated June 20, 2023 National Indigenous peoples Day is Wednesday, June 21. It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Here are some ways you can mark the day:

Mandatory Indigenous Training for Lawyers Launches October 2023

Time to Fill the Gap in Our Education New Indigenous Intercultural Awareness and Competency Training launches October 2, 2023. To learn more about this education requirement for lawyers, visit The Path LSM FAQ page. Here, you will find general background information about the course and this initiative, as well as resources and videos from The […]

Inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Law Society of Manitoba recognizes the significance of the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new federal statutory holiday is an opportunity for us all to recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. For the legal profession, it is also a day to reflect on the […]

Commemorating 150 Years of Treaty 1 and Treaty 2: What You Need to Know – Education CPD

Original Program Date: September 17, 2021 August 2021 marked the 150th anniversaries of the signing of Treaties No. 1 and 2 in Manitoba. In honour of this important milestone, a special education session for lawyers was held with Dr. Niigaanwewidam (Niigaan) Sinclair who presented on the history of the two treaties, the significance of Section […]

Announcing Indigenous Advisory Committee Members

For Immediate Release: The Law Society of Manitoba appoints members to new Indigenous Advisory Committee chaired by the Honourable Murray Sinclair to help guide ongoing work toward reconciliation. Last October, the Law Society’s benchers decided to create an Indigenous Advisory Committee and in December, they appointed the Honourable Murray Sinclair to serve as Chair of […]

Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today we recognize the incredible contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and celebrate their diverse cultures, traditions and legal orders, from which all Canadians have benefitted immensely. The Law Society remains committed to working toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. We are proud to have recently welcomed our first Indigenous Vice–President, Sacha Paul and […]

Statement on Discovery at the Kamloops Residential School

The Law Society of Manitoba sends its condolences to members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe’pemc First Nation and all Indigenous peoples on the horrific discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.  We recognize the enormous harm the residential school system has caused, the effects of […]

Observing Orange Shirt Day –September 30

Join the Law Society of Manitoba on September 30, 2020 in observing Orange Shirt Day, a day to remember the children who were victims of the Canadian residential school system. Wear orange to show your support for residential school survivors and their families and take steps to learn about this dark chapter in our history. […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2020

The Law Society joins all Manitobans to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice. We recognize the rich and diverse cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, and their many contributions to law and society. The Law Society is committed to engaging in ongoing reconciliation. In recognition of Manitoba’s cultural and historic […]