Agenda - January 24th, 2019 (Day One)

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction to Day One

 

Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group

 

9:10

In the Courts: Case Law Update

 

Frank Meness

Kim Alexander Fullerton

 

9:55

Questions and Discussion

10:05

Refreshment Adjournment

10:20

International Consideration: UNDRIP 

 

Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group

 

Romeo Saganash

House of Commons of Canada

 

  • Understanding and implementing UNDRIP
  • Indigenous chapters in trade agreements

 

  11:20

Questions and Discussion

  11:30

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?

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Lunch Adjournment

   1:30

Growing the Relationship

 

Laurie Sargent

Department of Justice, Canada

 

  • UNDRIP and the ten principles
  • ADM working group update
  • Incorporating recognition into legislation

 

   2:40

Questions and Discussion

   2:50

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:05

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

 

   3:45

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)

   9:00

Welcome and Reflections on Day One

 

Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group

 

   9:05

Economic Development for Ontario Nations

 

Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Chiefs of Ontario

 

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

 

   9:45

Questions and Discussion

   9:55

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:10

The New Fiscal Framework

 

Matthew Mehaffey

Westaway Law Group

 

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

 

  10:55

Questions and Discussion

  11:05

Indigenous Language Rights

 

Stephen Gagnon

Heritage Canada

 

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

 

  11:50

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
 

Renée Pelletier

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