Agenda - January 24th, 2019 (Day One)


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chair's Welcome and Introduction to Day One


Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group



In the Courts: Case Law Update


Frank Meness

Kim Alexander Fullerton



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


International Consideration: UNDRIP 


Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group


Romeo Saganash

House of Commons of Canada


  • Understanding and implementing UNDRIP
  • Indigenous chapters in trade agreements



Questions and Discussion


Consultation, Legislation and the Regulatory Approval Process


Robert J. M. Janes, Q.C.

JFK Law Corporation


  • The SCC decisions in Clyde RiverChippewas and Mikisew Cree
  • The role of consultation in the development of legislation
  • The role of regulatory bodies in the consultation process
  • What is required to meet consultation requirements when navigating the regulatory approval process?



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Adjournment


Advancing Implementation of UNDRIP in Canada


Laurie Sargent

Department of Justice, Canada


  • Federal government initiatives to support implementation
  • Private Member's Bill C-262



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Financial Strategies: Putting Key Protections in Place

Sharron Griffin

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 


Guillaume Vadeboncoeur

Deloitte Canada


  • The role of audit committees in Indigenous organizations
  • Establishing committees
  • lessons from the experience in Northern Canada



Questions and Discussion

   3:55 Chair's Closing Remarks for Day One
   4:00 Program Concludes for Day One

Agenda - January 25th, 2019 (Day Two)


Welcome and Reflections on Day One


Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group



Economic Development for Ontario Nations


Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Chiefs of Ontario


  • Economic development models and opportunities
  • Revenue sharing
  • Making opportunities



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


The New Fiscal Framework


Matthew Mehaffey

Mehaffey Consulting


  • The Memorandum of Understanding
  • The Federal Government's December 2017 fiscal report



Questions and Discussion


Indigenous Language Rights


Stephen Gagnon

Heritage Canada


  • Preserving, promoting and revitalizing Indigenous languages
  • Developing Indigenous language legislation
  • Community-based engagement



Questions and Discussion

  12:00 Lunch Adjournment
   1:00 Métis Update

Zachary Davis

Pape Salter Teillet LLP


  • What is happening with the Métis post-Daniels?
  • New cases and the application of Powley


   1:45  Questions and Discussion
   1:55  Refreshment Adjournment
   2:10 Fisheries and the Environment

Sara Mainville

Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP


  • Understanding and navigating Canada's new fisheries and environmental legislation and regulations


   2:55  Questions and Discussion
   3:05  Assessing Historical Losses

Jayme Benson

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations


Patricia Lawrence

Westaway Law Group


  • Analyzing compensation models and damages
  • Losses in the specific claims context
  • Lac Seul


   3:45 Questions and Discussion
   3:55 Chair's Concluding Remarks
   4:00 Program Concludes