Agenda -December 1st, 2015 
(Day One)

  9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

  9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Jean Teillet                       

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  9:10

The New Comprehensive Claims Policy

 

Douglas R. Eyford                       

Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP

Joe Wild
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

  • The effect of the new policy
  • Working under the new policy

 

  10:10

Questions and Discussion

  10:20

Refreshment Adjournment 

  10:40

Digging into Canada's Proposed Fiscal Approach to Funding Self-Government Arrangements

 

Colin Salter

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  • Review of the approach and its impact on Aboriginal Government funding
  • Does the new approach purport to eliminate financing negotiations?
  • What are the impacts on treaty implementation?
  • Procs and cons of the new formula

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Lunch Adjournment

  1:00

Modern Treaty Implementation: Lessons for the Treaty Tables

 

Tom McCarthy
Tsawwassen First Nation
 

  • Recent treaty history
  • Legal decisions and government action
  • Benefits and costs of modern treaties
  • Where do we go from here? 

 

  2:00

Questions and Discussion

  2:10

The Impact of the Tsilhqot'in Decision on Treaty Making

 

Erin Thomson

JFK Law

 

• The Division of Powers and Treaty Post-Tsilhqot'in
• Courts vs. Negotiations - Where does Tsilqot'in take us?
• Shared decision making
• Will recognition of Aboriginal title affect treaty negotiations?

 

  3:10

Questions and Discussion

  3:20

Refreshment Adjournment

  3:35

The Honour of the Crown and Implementation of Treaties

 

Leroy Little Bear

University of Lethbridge

•  The on-going evolution of the Honour of the Crown

•  The Honour of the Crown in treaty making and implementation

 

  4:35

Questions and Discussion

  4:45 Chair's Closing Remarks
  4:50 Program Concludes for Day One

Agenda -December 2nd, 2015 
(Day Two)

  9:00

Chair's Welcome and Reflections on Day One

 

Jean Teillet                       

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  9:05

Certainty in the Modern Treaty Context

 

Jean Teillet                       

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  • Is there any certainty to be had from treaties?
  • The five models of certainty across the country
  • Thoughts on improving certainty provisions

 

  10:05

Questions and Discussion

  10:15

Refreshment Adjournment 

  10:30

Shared Territories and Overlapping Claims

 

Nancy Morgan

Morgan & Associates

 

  • What the courts have said about shared territories and overlapping claim
  • Examples of shared territory agreements
  • Potential challenges in coming to shared territory agreements
  • Strategies for bringing parties together to address shared territory and overlap issues

  11:10

Questions and Discussion

  11:20

The Métis in the Federal Claims Process

 

Jason Madden

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

• The History of Métis exclusion from the Federal Claim Processes
• The Métis experience North of the 60th Parallel
• Recent case law on Métis Reconciliation
• How do the Métis fit into the existing Federal Claims Processes?

 

  12:10

Questions and Discussion

  12:20 Chair's Concluding Remarks
  12:30 Program Concludes for Day One