Indigenous Law

The Indian Act – The Historical Context

Battered Women’s Support Services attended the Law Conference at Quaaout Resort a Shuswap Lake resort. The topic was “Reconciling Indigenous & Canadian Legal Traditions”. Our staff participated in the break out discussions that gave us the opportunity to speak on the anti-violence work we do and to give our feedback and ideas.


The Indian Act, Indian Residential Schools and Aboriginal Women’s Empowerment – What Front-line Workers need to know

On January 12, 2009 Battered Women’s Support Services hosted special event for front-line workers.  Over 40 community workers were present to hear presentations from Katrina Harry, lawyer, Arlene Hollywood-Roberts – Kermode Friendship Centre and Nikki Sharma, lawyer.

Download the article by Katrina Harry The Indian act Aboriginal Womens Empowerment

Download our brochure about Options for Aboriginal Survivors of Indian Residential Schools.

Download our paper titled “The Indian Act & Aboriginal Women’s Empowerment: What Front Line Workers Need to Know” by Katrina Harry

Download our resource manual for Front-line workers who deal with violence against women.

On average, every 48 hours, a woman is killed in Canada by her intimate partner