Agenda - March 12th, 2019

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Janelle Dwyer

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

Krista Robertson

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

9:10

Legal Update: The Legal Context for Economic Agreements

 

Stephen Mussell

Lawson Lundell LLP

 

  • UNDRIP, Indigenous law and Section 35
  • Economic accommodation case law update
  • FPIC, compensation, redress and restitution

 

9:30

Beyond the Industry: Government to Government Economic Agreements

 

Larry Greba

Coastal First Nations

 

Jasmine Paul

shíshálh Nation

 

  • Coastal First Nation - BC Agreements - Economic opportunities: negotiation and implementation lessons
  • Sechelt - BC Reconciliation Agreement - Economic opportunities: negotiation and implementation lessons

 

10:30

Questions and Discussion

10:40

Refreshment Adjournment

10:55

Introduction to Indigenous Laws: Partnerships and Resource Management

 

Prof. Rebecca Johnson

University of Victoria

 

  • Indigenous Laws 101
  • Secwepemc story of "The war with the sky people"

 

11:35

Questions and Discussion

11:45

Networking Lunch

12:45

The Important Role of Financial Analysis Early in Negotiations

 

Kelsey McDermott

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

  • The case for lawyers and financial advisors to work together early in negotiations
  • Addressing sources of hesitation to have legal/financial advisors collaborate

 

1:15

Questions and Discussion

1:25

Moving Past IBAs to Project Partnerships

 

Rosa Brown

Vuntut Gwitchin Government

 

Matthew Pasco

Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council

 

  • Vuntut Gwitchin Old Crow Solar Project
  • Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council: creating economic relations in the Territory

 

 2:20

Questions and Discussion

2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

2:45

Case Studies: Implementing Indigenous Laws with Private Companies
 

Ginger Gibson

Firelight Group

 

Chief Larry Nooski

Nadleh Whut'en First Nation

 

Michelle Tung

Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance

 

  • NWT mine monitoring
  • Yinka Dene 'Uzahné Surface Water Management Policy

 

3:45

Questions and Discussion

3:55 First Nations Economic Development Corporations - Governance Issues
 

Brent Lehman

Ratcliff & Company LLP

 

  • Governance issues between First Nations and their corporate entities
  • Strategic planning for First Nation economic development corporations

 

4:35 Questions and Discussion
4:45 Chairs' Closing Remarks
4:50 Program Concludes