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.

Meet Nadine
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Meet Nadine

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:
nadine-callihoo@ncsa.ca
(780) 482-7891

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