Bruce McIvor


Bruce offers a range of in-person and online courses for non-lawyers wanting to learn more about Indigenous rights and Aboriginal law.

Introduction to the Defence of Indigenous Rights

Designed for representatives of First Nation communities, this in-person course provides participants with up-to-date knowledge and strategies to ensure respect for their community’s Indigenous rights.

The course includes a review of the most recent legal case law on the duty to consult and accommodate, the infringement of Aboriginal and treaty rights, recognition of Aboriginal title, environmental assessments, cumulative effects, inherent rights and jurisdiction, Indigenous laws and much more.

It is designed as a practical, how-to course that answers common questions and provides First Nation members useful tools and strategies to defend their community’s Indigenous rights.

The course will be held over three days (Friday to Sunday) in early 2022 at First Peoples Law’s offices in Vancouver and is limited to 10 First Nation participants.

For more information and to apply to participate:

Bruce McIvor

Dr. Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is a partner at First Peoples Law LLP, a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples' inherent and constitutionally protected title, rights and treaty rights.