Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC

Free publications

Click the categories below to see all of our publications. You can read them online in PDF. Or you can order print copies for free.


A Guide to Aboriginal Harvesting Rights

Explains harvesting rights and what to do if you've been charged with a harvesting offence

Aboriginal Child Protection fridge magnet

Aboriginal Child Protection Process (flow chart)

Provides an overview of the child protection process for Aboriginal families

Aboriginal Child Protection wallet card

Lets Aboriginal parents know about their right to get legal advice if they're being investigated for a child protection matter

Are You Aboriginal? Do You Need Information About Your Legal Rights?

Provides an overview and preview of the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website

Estate Administration On-Reserve

Explains how to administer an estate on reserve

Estate Administration On-Reserve: Templates package

Contains sample forms and letters for administering an estate on reserve

Gladue Primer

No longer up-to-date; see Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing, Gladue Report Guide, Gladue Submission Guide, and Your Gladue Rights

Gladue Report Guide

Plain language guide for Gladue report writers about how to prepare and write a Gladue report

Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing

Infographic poster shows when Gladue rights apply for Aboriginal peoples during the criminal court process

Gladue Submission Guide

Explains how to prepare an oral or written submission for a hearing

Income Assistance on Reserve in British Columbia

Explains income assistance on reserve, how to apply, and who can help

Income Assistance on Reserve in British Columbia Insert (New rates update)

An insert for Income Assistance on Reserve in British Columbia with the most recent income assistance rates (which changed in October 2017 and January 2018)

Understanding Aboriginal Child Protection/Removal Matters

Explains what Aboriginal parents can do during a child protection investigation

Understanding Child Protection Mediation for Aboriginal Families

Explains how a mediator can help you work with the ministry

Understanding Court Orders and Hearings

Explains many of the court orders and hearings involved in child protection cases

Understanding Delegated Aboriginal Agencies

Explains what delegated Aboriginal agencies are and their potential role in child protection matters

Understanding the Extended Family Program

Explains how you can have your child stay with family or friends instead of going into foster care

What's First Nations Court?

Explains restorative justice at First Nations Court

Wrapping Our Ways Around Them

Guide to empower Aboriginal communities and parents to participate in child protection matters

Your Gladue Rights

Explains Gladue rights under the Criminal Code of Canada