Bear Paw Legal Education and Resource Centre

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BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre (BLERC) helps Aboriginal people navigate the legal system and gain awareness of their legal rights and obligations

BearPaw Legal Education creates material for individuals and use in programs operated by a variety of organizations and institutions. BearPaw Legal Education also has a special library at its head office in Edmonton, Alberta. It contains hundreds of books applicable to the well-being of Aboriginal people as well as DVDs, newsletters, periodicals, and research reports and studies.

BearPaw Legal Education recognizes that Aboriginal people often feel alienated by legal and court procedures and benefit from support in the judicial system. Education is critical to progress in social healing and the understanding of rights and obligations when it comes to the law.