Agenda - September 19th, 2019 (Day One)

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

John Burns

Donovan & Company

 

Celeste Haldane

BC Treaty Commission

 

   9:10

Legal Tools for Effective Assertions of Indigenous Law within the Canadian Legal System

 

Dwight Newman, Q.C.

University of Saskatchewan

 

  10:10

Questions and Discussion

  10:20

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:35

BC's First Modern Treaty

 

Eva Clayton

Nisga'a Lisims Government

 

  • Nisga'a perspective on being the first modern treaty in BC

 

  11:25

Questions and Discussion

  11:35

Internal and External Consultation During Self-Government Negotiations

 

John Burns

Donovan & Company

 

Chief Grace Cunningham

Katzie First Nation

 

Stacey Goulding

Katzie First Nation

 

  • Community engagement
  • Engaging with neighbouring communities and establishing relationships through the self-government process

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Networking Lunch

   1:30

Treaties and Self-Government as a Means of Implementing UNDRIP

 

Melissa Louie

Morgan & Associates

 

  • How modern treaties can and should incorporate UNDRIP
  • Are treaties and self-government agreements effective paths to reconciliation?
  • Examples of reconciliation through treaty and self-government

 

   2:20

Questions and Discussion

   2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:45

The Treaty Process
 

Celeste Haldane

BC Treaty Commission

 

Cheryl Casimer

First Nations Summit

 

  • Evolution of the treaty process stage structure
  • Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements

 

   3:35

Questions and Discussion

   3:45 Treaty Implementation
 

Angela Wesley

BC Treaty Commission

 

  • Implementing modern treaties
  • Preparing for the Effective Date
  • Communicating with communities through the implementation process
  • The role of good faith in treaty implementation

 

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

Agenda - September 20th, 2019 (Day Two)

   9:00

Welcome & Reflections on Day One

 

John Burns

Donovan & Company

 

Celeste Haldane

BC Treaty Commission

 

   9:15

Working Together on Common Issues

 

Dillon Johnson, toqʷanən

Temixw Planning Ltd./Tla'amin Nation

 

Tejas Madhur

Tsawwassen First Nation

 

  • How and why the member Nations formed the Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations
  • How the Alliance is working to benefit multiple Nations with issues in common

 

  10:05

Questions and Discussion

  10:15

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:30

New Initiatives at the Negotiation Table

 

Tom McCarthy

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

 

  • Provincial approaches to negotiation of treaties and other reconciliation agreements

 

  11:20

Questions and Discussion

  11:30

Overlapping and Shared Territory

 

Mark Smith

BC Treaty Commission

 

  • Dealing with overlapping and shared territory in treaties and self-government agreements
  • Examples of successful resolutions

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Networking Lunch

   1:30

Case Study: The Sechelt Self-Government Agreement

 

Rosanne Kyle

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

Jasmine Paul

shíshálh Nation

 

Chief Warren Paull

shíshálh Nation

 

  • The pathway to reconciliation
  • Developing Economies Pre and Post Self-Government: Forestry, Mining, Commercial, etc.
  • Building on existing agreements

 

   2:30

Questions and Discussion

   2:40

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:55

Economic Development Post-Treaty
 

John Jack

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

 

  • Developing an independent economy after a treaty
  • Achieving economic Self-Sufficiency

 

   3:45

Questions and Discussion

   3:55 Chairs' Closing Remarks 
   4:00 Program Concludes