Environmental protections are a primary concern for First Nation bands, and are closely linked to Aboriginal rights and culture in Canada. As such, First Nations and project proponents must often navigate challenging and ever-changing Federal and Provincial regulatory and administrative frameworks. Recent and ongoing legal reforms in the environmental sphere make this area of the law and administrative governance even more complex. Intimate knowledge of these legal frameworks is necessary for First Nations to protect their cultural, environmental, and economic interests, while pursuing cooperative relationships with industry and government.

This program will bring together experts in the fields of First Nation governance and environmental law to address some of the most pressing environmental issues facing Aboriginal communities, governments, and industry. Attendees will learn about the latest legal developments while also gaining a practical perspective from experts who have addressed and overcome these challenges.