Agenda - (Day One)


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


Kim Baird
Kim Baird Strategic Consulting


Doug McArthur
Simon Fraser University



The Truth About Treaties: What Is a Modern Treaty, and What Are Its Costs?


Doug McArthur
Simon Fraser University


  • What are the goals, reasonable expectations, and standards for treaties?
  • The costs of negotiating treaties



Questions and Discussion


The Algonquin Treaty: Canada's Newest Treaty


Chief Kirby Whiteduck

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation


  • A summary and update on the historic land deal between the Algonquins of Ontario and the Ontario and Federal Governments



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


What Modern Treaties Can Accomplish


Celeste Haldane     

BC Treaty Commission


  • how treaty negotiations provide a venue for negotiating pre-treaty protections
  • How modern treaties can be used to further reconciliation
  • How modern treaties can and should incorporate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • An update on how treaties are being negotiated and implemented in British Columbia



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


Extinguishment...or Not?


Harry Swain

Centre for Global Studies


  • What goals does extinguishment serve?
  • Overlapping goals that underlie each party's objectives
  • how deconstructing a loaded term might bring agreement



Questions and Discussion


Economic Self-Sufficiency


Ben Bisset
Tsawwassen First Nation


  • Are treaties an effective tool for achieving economic self-sufficiency?
  • The "mandate" problem



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Self-Government: What Does It Entail?


Melissa Louie

Morgan & Associates


  • The nature and extent of self-governing powers
  • Financing self-government
  • What can you do with the available powers?


Questions and Discussion

   4:40 Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes for Day One

Agenda - (Day Two)


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction to Day Two: Tribute to Tom Berger


Kim Baird
Kim Baird Strategic Consulting


Doug McArthur
Simon Fraser University



Keynote Speech


Tom Berger, O.C., Q.C., O.B.C.
Aldridge + Rosling LLP


Questions and Discussion


Commercial Fisheries


John R. Rich

Ratcliff & Company LLP

  • An inquiry into whether commercial fishing rights should be included in modern treaties - pros, cons, and alternatives



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Preparing Communities for Treaty Implementation


Angela Wesley

Wes-Can Advisory Services

  • Readiness for Effective Date
  • Communicating with communities and citizens



Questions and Discussion


Faculty Roundtable: Duty to Implement Treaties in Good Faith




  • Is there a duty on the Crown to implement treaties in good faith?



Chairs' Closing Remarks