Agenda - December 8th, 2020


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Territorial Welcome


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


Kai Alderson

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


Rob Miller

Miller Titerle + Company



Keynote Address: The Importance of Partnerships


Chief Clarence Louie

Osoyoos Indian Band


  • The role of partnerships between First Nations and industry
  • Examples from Osoyoos



Questions and Discussion


Morning Break


The Changing Landscape of Indigenous-Industry Partnerships


Kai Alderson

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


Rob Miller

Miller Titerle + Company


  • The growing business case for more partnerships and different kinds of relationships
  • What has changed, what new opportunities exist
  • The role of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) in making strong partnerships more important than ever
  • Federal government program
  • Setting yourself up for success 



Questions and Discussion


The Nuts and Bolts of Supply Chain Partnerships


Amy Carruthers

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


Tamara Napoleon

Miller Titerle + Company


Mindy Wight



  • Negotiating a supply chain join venture partnership, putting the relationship together and implementing the agreement
  • Management matters: directorships, steering committees, dispute resolution



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Break


Case Study: Nak'azdli and Major Projects


Reg Mueller

Nak’azdli Development Corporation 


  • Nak’azdli's experience with forestry, pipeline and mining projects



Questions and Discussion


Afternoon Break


Case Study: Supply Chain Contracts in the Mining Industry


Robin Sidsworth

Teck Resources Ltd.


  • Examples from the world of mining



Questions and Discussion


Going Beyond Procurement

Carole Anne Hilton 

Indigenomics Institute


  • Looking forward: how will this field continue to change?
  • Building meaningful relationships
  • Deep partnerships: moving beyond supply chain opportunities and IBA procurement, towards join development


   4:20 Questions and Discussion
   4:30 Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes