Agenda - September 1st, 2020 (Day One)

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Brenda Gaertner

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

Leah George-Wilson (Sisi-ya-ama)

Miller Titerle/Tsleil-Waututh First Nation

 

   9:20

UNDRIP's Role Within Indigenous Communities

 

Leah George-Wilson (Sisi-ya-ama)

Miller Titerle/Tsleil-Waututh First Nation

 

Dr. Judith Sayers (Kekinusuqs)

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

 

  • How Indigenous people can use UNDRIP in their own communities, for their own people

 

  10:10

Questions and Discussion

  10:20

Morning Break

  10:35

This Moment in the Work of Reconciliation: Changes, Challenges, and Possibilities

 

Dr. Roshan Danesh

Lawyer

 

  • Reflections and lessons learned from advising First Nations, federal government, and provincial government leadership on the work of reconciliation
  • Critical examination of the patterns that we appear stuck in, the shifts that are happening, and the challenges and real change still needed

 

  11:20

Questions and Discussion

  11:35

UNDRIP and the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Dispute

 

Kris Statnyk

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

  • UNDRIP on representative governing bodies and free, prior and informed consent
  • State responses to Wet'suwet'en land defenders

 

  12:05

Questions and Discussion

  12:15

Lunch Break

   1:15

An Industry Perspective on UNDRIP

 

Brian McGuigan

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

 

Neil Rayner

Teck Resources Limited

 

  • What "free, prior and informed consent" means for industry parties
  • The immediate effects of implementation and what has changed
  • Future challenges

 

   2:25

Questions and Discussion

   2:35

Afternoon Break

   2:50

The Broughton Archipelago Fish Farm Agreements

 

Sharon DeDominics

Mowi Canada West

 

David Kiemele

Cermaq Canada Ltd.

 

Councillor Kelly-Ann Speck

'Namgis First Nation

 

  • Consent-based negotiations and the role of UNDRIP
  • Agreements and achieving certainty

 

   4:00

Questions and Discussion
   4:10 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   4:20 Forum Concludes for Day One

Agenda - September 2nd, 2020 (Day Two)

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction to Day Two

 

Brenda Gaertner

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

Leah George-Wilson (Sisi-ya-ama)

Miller Titerle/Tsleil-Waututh First Nation

 

   9:15

UNDRIP Implementation at the Provincial Level

 

Deputy Minister Doug Caul

BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

 

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Union of BC Indian Chiefs

 

  • BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA)
  • Visions and priorities for implementation
  • Challenges and successes

 

  10:05

Questions and Discussion

  10:15

Morning Break

  10:30

Implementing UNDRIP Through Modern Treaties

 

Tom McCarthy

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

 

Nancy A. Morgan

Morgan & Associates

 

  • Implementing UNDRIP at treaty negotiation tables

       - Impact on the negotiation process

       - Impact on the substance of negotiations

       - Implementing the 2019 "Recognition and Reconciliation of Rights Policy for Treaty Negotiations in                 British Columbia"

 

  11:20

Questions and Discussion

  11:30

UNDRIP Implementation by the Federal Government

 

Assistant Deputy Minister Ross Pattee

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

 

  • Recent developments at the federal level
  • New ways the federal government is working with Indigenous governments to implement UNDRIP

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Lunch Break

   1:30

Panel: Indigenous Youth and UNDRIP Implementation

 

Facilitated by: Yvan Guy Larocque

 

  • The perspective of Indigenous youth on UNDRIP implementation
  • The meaning of free, prior and informed consent
  • Looking to the future: climate change, upcoming issues

 

   2:20

Questions and Discussion

   2:30

Afternoon Break

   2:45

The Role of UNDRIP in Achieving Certainty

 

Bob Chamberlin

National Indigenous Fisheries Institute

 

Brenda Gaertner

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

  • The challenges and opportunities that UNDRIP provides in promoting robust concrete outcomes

 

   3:35

Questions and Discussion

   3:45

Fisheries Reconciliation Agreements
 

Bob Chamberlin

National Indigenous Fisheries Institute

 

Larry Greba

Coastal First Nations

 

Robert Lamirande

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

  • Details of fisheries reconciliation agreements
  • Collaborative governance and reconciliation
  • Challenges and opportunities being identified

 

   4:35

Questions and Discussion
   4:45 Chairs' Closing Remarks for Day Two
   4:55 Forum Concludes