Agenda - November 22nd, 2016

  9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

  9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction to Day One

 

David C. Knoll      

Knoll & Co. Law Corporation

  9:10

Current Status of Land Claims and TLE Implementation

 

Darcy Proulx                      

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

  • Progress with claim implementation
  • Addition to reserve process

 

   9:55

Questions and Discussion

  10:05

Provincial Perspective on Implementation

 

Trisha Delormier-Hill

Government of Saskatchewan

 

  • Provincial Role in TLE/Land Claims Implementation
  • Overview of Provincial Implementation Process
  • Facilitation of TLE/Land Claims Implementation: What are the challenges? Best practices?

 

  10:50

Questions and Discussion

  11:00

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:15

Outstanding Implementation Issues Confronting First Nations

 

Ralph A. Beattie
Cowessess First Nation
 

•  Building relationships

•  Understand & know your agreement
•  Steps to implementation

 

  12:00

Questions and Discussion

  12:10

Lunch Adjournment

   1:15

Additions to Reserve Lands

 

Christopher L. Lafleur

Native Law Centre of Canada

 

•  The process of adding land to reserves

•  INAC's new policy on additions to reserves
•  Helpful tips about the process in the TLE context

 

   2:00

Questions and Discussion

   2:10

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:25 Update on the Specific Claims Tribunal Process
  David C. Knoll

Knoll & Co. Law Corporation

 

•  Recent decisions

•  Process issues

•  Compensation

•  Trusts
•  Ability to acquire land

 

   2:55 Questions and Discussion
   3:05 From Trapline to City Lights: A Métis Statement of Claim and Reconciliation in Northwest Saskatchewan
 

Clément Chartier, Q.C.

Métis National Council

 

Kathy L. Hodgson-Smith

Hodgson-Smith Law

 

Frank Tough, Ph.D.

University of Alberta

 

•  Métis traditional land tenure

•  Displacement by scrip

•  Métis constitutional rights and the courts

•  Liberal policy on s. 35 Métis rights and reconciliation

 

   4:20

Questions and Discussion

   4:30

Chair's Closing Remarks

   4:35

Program Concludes