Booking workshops with BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre
BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre (BLERC) provides free workshops on request. Facilitator and coordinator Nadine Calihoo travels to communities throughout the province to provide workshops on various legal subjects, outlining individual rights and responsibilities. The service helps people receive education needed to navigate certain legal situations, but also inspires them to nurture positive growth.
Nadine Calihoo has been working with Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) for 15 years. She started as a criminal and family courtworker in Hinton, Alta. Because of Nadine’s experience she took on the role of interviewing judges, Crown prosecutors, police and courtworkers in 2005 for the Legal Education Needs Survey (LENS). She sums up the document by saying Aboriginal people needed more than courtworkers to help them get through legal processes. At the end of the day clients are often still left with the overwhelming sense of "what just happened here?" Today workshops continue to fulfill those needs with accessible information.
For more information or to book a workshop:
Helping those with FASD who are in conflict with the law
Step by step through the process
The relationship between Natural and modern-day law
A collaborative, traditional approach to child apprehension
Your rights and responsibilities when dealing with police
Making sense of treaty issues and constitutional rights
Guide you through the court and trial process and provide resources available to assist you
The effects of addictions to legal system
Guiding people through their basic employee rights and responsibilities
Explain the process to become kinship family