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The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has appointed Alain Bartleman as its Special Advisor, Indigenous Issues.

Bartleman is a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation (Mnjikaning) and an associate at a prominent firm specialised in Aboriginal law where he represents Indigenous clients. He studied law at the Institut des Études Politiques de Paris, the University of Geneva, and McGill University (Law). Fluently bilingual in English and French, he regularly comments on Indigenous legal issues in English and French media.

“We are delighted to welcome Alain Bartleman to the CCLA. Alain’s significant achievements, his legal and voluntary work on issues facing Indigenous communities give him a deep understanding and demonstrate his dedication to these matters”, said Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director and General Counsel of the CCLA.

Mendelsohn Aviv, along with CCLA’s Board acknowledge with gratitude the generosity of individual supporters, communities, lawyers, and funders who make this work possible.

“Through racism and colonialism, indigenous peoples have frequently been deprived of our dignity, our self-respect and our civil liberties. I look forward to supporting the work of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association by ensuring that in carrying out its mandate, the CCLA will continue to act for the indigenous peoples in this country”, concluded Bartleman.

The CCLA is equally delighted that Akwasi Owusu-Bempah B.A. (Carleton), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto) will be continuing in his role as the CCLA’s Special Advisor on anti-Black racism.

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About the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The CCLA is an independent, non-profit organization with supporters from across the country. Founded in 1964, the CCLA is a national human rights organization committed to defending the rights, dignity, safety, and freedoms of all people in Canada.

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