Agenda - October 29, 2015

  9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

  9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Robert J. M. Janes                            

JFK Law Corporation   

  9:10

Implementing the Tsilhqot'in Decision: What are the Tsilhqot'in Doing?

 

Chief Joe Alphonse                     

Tsilhqot'in National Government

 

Jay Nelson
Woodward & Company LLP/ Tsilhqot'in National Government

 

Neilane Mayhew

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

 

  • What is happening on the ground?
  • The process forward once a declaration of title is established

  10:10

Questions and Discussion

  10:20

Aboriginal Title in the Court Since Tsilhqot'in

 

Robert Janes

JFK Law Corporation

 

Gregory J. McDade, Q.C.
Ratcliff & Company LLP

 

  • Review of current cases
  • Limitation period issues

  11:05

Questions and Discussion

  11:15

Refreshment Adjournment 

  11:30

Tsilhqot'in and the Future of the Treaty Process

 

Douglas R. Eyford                               

Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP

 

Jean Teillet LLP
Pape Salter Teillet

 

Celeste Haldane

British Columbia Treaty Commission

  • Implications for the negotiation of treaties
  • Is there scope for a "built in" title recognition process?
  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Networking Lunch

  1:30

Tsilhqot'in and Consultation: What Had Changed?

 

Dr. Bruce McIvor

First Peoples Law

 

  • Duty to consult reinvigorated
  • Consult or justify infringement?
  • Consent based on consultation

  2:15

Questions and Discussion

  2:25

Tsilhqot'in and the Implications for Recognizing Indigenous Law

 

Val Napolean

University of Victoria

 

  • Indigenous law - internal legal perspectives
  • Indigenous legal form and argumentation

  3:05

Questions and Discussion

  3:15

Refreshment Adjournment

  3:30

Tsilhqot'in and the Division of Powers

 

P. Mitch McAdam, Q.C.               

Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

 

Karey Brooks

JFK Law Corporation

 

  • What does Tsilhqot'in mean for the application of provincial laws on the Aboriginal lands?
  • Does it really signify the death of the doctrine of inter-jurisdictional immunity?

  4:15

Questions and Discussion

  4:25 Chair’s Closing Remarks
  4:30 Program Concludes