6th Webinar | Court Changes after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Indigenous Cultural Relevancy (1:31:16)

Webinar Series on “Indigenous Peoples and the Law”

This program contains 1.5 CPD hours in all Canadian provinces. Participants can claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD with the LSBC, including 1.5 hours of Practice Management credit.

This webinar was recorded on March 10, 2021 thanks to the technical support of Courthouse Libraries BC


This is the 6th webinar in a series on Indigenous People and Law. In this webinar we will go beyond the scope of the TRC’s vision to consider how the vulnerabilities of the justice system exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact Indigenous people in Canada.

The webinar will address two issues: firstly, how, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indigenous communities will be included in the gradual process of courts bringing their services online, and secondly, how can online court processes be adapted to remain culturally relevant for Indigenous Communities.

The webinar will further cover the complications that the digitization of courts can bring regarding the use of culturally relevant Indigenous practices already in use by courts.


  • Leah Fontaine, BCPS Crown Counsel | Duncan Crown Counsel Office | BC Prosecution Service, Indigenous Justice Strategy & Policy 
  • Mark Gervin, Criminal Law Barrister; Lecturer and Legal Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
  • The Honourable Judge Brent G. Hoy, Provincial Court of British Columbia


  • Scott Robertson, Senior Associate, Nahwegahbow Corbiere Genoodmagejig Barrister & Solicitors (Six Nations of the Grand River, Hodinöhsö:ni’)