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MISSION STATEMENT

To provide legal services to the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI), Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity and to  provide legal support to the Anishinabek Nation.

BACKGROUND

The UOI Legal Department was established to provide cost  effective and responsive legal services to the Union of Ontario  Indians, related corporations, the Anishinabek Nation and  Anishinabek communities. The goals of the Legal Department are:

  • To be the preferred legal service provider for the Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians, Anishinabek  Nation 7th Generation Charity;
  • To support the evolution and operation of the Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians, Anishinabek Nation 7th  Generation Charity;
  • To be recognized as an accessible and leading advisor to Anishinabek First Nations, leadership and citizens of the  member First Nations on First Nation legal issues;
  • To provide legal services to the ROJ Self Government Initiative;
  • Support Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women initiatives;
  • Support Jury Roll Implementation; and
  • Support First Nation Matrimonial Real Property initiatives

Additional Legal Service Resources

If you are seeking legal representation that is beyond our mandate, please consider the following services:

•    The Law Society Referral Service – This service offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada allows you to locate a lawyer or licensed paralegal in your area who practices the particular area of law in which you seek assistance. Individuals who use this service may receive a free 30 minute consultation. Contact:http://findlegalhelp.ca (English) or www.recherchejuriste.ca (French) or call (416-947-5255 or 1-855-947-5255.

  •  Legal Aid Ontario – You may be eligible for a legal aid certificate or other forms of legal advice if you cannot afford a lawyer and meet the necessary criteria established by Legal Aid Ontario. Contact: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/ or toll free: 1-800-668-8258 for more information.

For information on court services and locations: http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/default.asp

Anishinabek Nation Access to Justice Guide

The Anishinabek Nation has received a financial contribution from the Law Foundation of Ontario and the Access to Justice Fund for the development of an Access to Justice Guide.  The Guide will be used to increase Anishinabek citizens’ knowledge and understanding about the Ontario Court system, legal resources, support services, and culturally significant rights available to First Nations citizens involved in the Ontario Court system.  The Guide will also include the names, practice areas, and contact information of self-identifying indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Metis) lawyers and paralegals that provide their release and consent to be included in the guide.

There is no fee for self-identifying indigenous lawyers and paralegals to have their contact information included with the Guide.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Gammon, Policy Analyst.

Open in PDF, complete the fillable form available below and submit by January 31, 2018 to sarah.gammon@anishinabek.ca or contact the Anishinabek Nation by phone 1-877-702-5200, by fax at 705-497-9135 or by mail at 1 Migizii Miikan, PO Box 711, North Bay, Ontario P1M 8J8.   You can also download the file, save it to your computer or device to complete at a later date.  Be mindful of the deadline.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Guide Release and Consent Form