Agenda - November 22nd, 2016


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chair's Welcome and Introduction to Day One


David C. Knoll      

Knoll & Co. Law Corporation


Current Status of Land Claims and TLE Implementation


Darcy Proulx                      

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

  • Progress with claim implementation
  • Addition to reserve process



Questions and Discussion


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?



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Outstanding Implementation Issues Confronting First Nations


Ralph A. Beattie
Cowessess First Nation

•  Building relationships

•  Understand & know your agreement
•  Steps to implementation



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Adjournment


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



Questions and Discussion


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



Questions and Discussion


Chair's Closing Remarks


Program Concludes