Three Resources of Interest to Indigenous Communities

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Since 2009, June has been celebrated as National Indigenous History Month. It provides an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. These three Éducaloi resources address topics of specific interest to Indigenous communities.

Wills and Estates in an Indigenous Community

More than half of Canadians do not have a will. This is a matter that affects all Canadians because, without a will, the law determines who will inherit after a person dies. Indigenous people living in communities are subject to special rules regarding wills and estates. This article covers the essential points.

Guide to the rights of Indigenous people charged with a crime

Indigenous people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. In Canada, Indigenous adults make up only 4% of the general population but 30% of the prison population. Not surprisingly, many Indigenous people don’t have faith in the legal process. This printable guide addresses questions that Indigenous people charged with a crime may have.  

Learn about different legal professions

Everyone needs role models to inspire them. In this video series (two in English, three in French), indigenous professionals explain their roles in the legal system. In addition, if you are a secondary school teacher and would like to bring this subject into your classroom, Éducaloi has a ready-to-use teaching activity.

Did you know?

Éducaloi creates tools to explain the law in an understandable manner to the general public. We also produce tools for communities that have distinct legal needs, such as Indigenous communities, seniors, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities. All our legal information tools can be freely accessed online without charge.