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Learn more about the law through BearPaw’s many resources. Explore our publications, videos, and workshops. Looking for something specific? Use our “Find a Resource” for more search options.
These resources highlight traditional Indigenous worldviews and hunting and fishing to consider how to incorporate that knowledge today.
What does it mean to be Indigenous today? Resources discuss the impacts of major historical events on Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Children & Youth Justice
Need help through the court process? Learn about: children testifying, youth court process, options for Indigenous youth, breaches and cyberbullying.
Learn about your rights with police, breaches, impaired driving laws, tickets, fines and Gladue Reports. Find resources on domestic violence, reporting sexual assault, identity theft, disabilities and FASD.
Resources on child welfare, foster care and adoption, parenting, divorce, child support, parenting orders, Elder abuse, and payday loans and deferred payments.
Government I.D. & Voting
Step-by-step guidance on: getting an Alberta driver’s license/I.D. card; legally reclaiming traditional names for I.D., applying for Indian status; registering to vote in federal elections.
Learn about: basic rights and responsibilities in the workplace; Alberta labour laws; taxes for First Nations people; workplace harassment; addressing racism in the workplace.
Landlord & Tenant Rights
Resources tenant rights and responsibilities of tenants;landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities when renting; how to break a lease when escaping domestic violence in Alberta.
Parents possess the legal right to make decisions about their child’s education. Learn about disabilities in schools, Alberta’s School Act, suspensions and expulsions.
Lateral Violence is a serious yet hidden problem within Indigenous communities. Explore the problem and ways to break the cycle.