Agenda - (Day One)

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Kim Baird
Kim Baird Strategic Consulting

 

Doug McArthur
Simon Fraser University

 

   9:10

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

 

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

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

 

  11:00

Questions and Discussion

  11:10

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:25

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

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25

Networking Lunch

   1:25

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

 

   2:15

Questions and Discussion

   2:25

Economic Self-Sufficiency

 

Ben Bisset
Tsawwassen First Nation

 

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

 

   3:15

Questions and Discussion

   3:25

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:40

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?

   4:30

Questions and Discussion

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


Agenda - (Day Two)

   9:00

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

 

Kim Baird
Kim Baird Strategic Consulting

 

Doug McArthur
Simon Fraser University

 

   9:15

Keynote Speech

 

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

   9:55

Questions and Discussion

  10:05

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

 

  10:45

Questions and Discussion

  10:55

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:10

Preparing Communities for Treaty Implementation

 

Angela Wesley

Wes-Can Advisory Services
                       

  • Readiness for Effective Date
  • Communicating with communities and citizens

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Faculty Roundtable: Duty to Implement Treaties in Good Faith

 

 

 

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

 

  12:40

Chairs' Closing Remarks