Delta Bessborough Hotel, Adam Ballroom
601 Spadina Crescent East
It is not too late to register!
Allison Fenske, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Winnipeg)
Jeff Howe, Howe Legal Professional Corporation (Saskatoon)
On June 14 and 15, 2012, the CBA National Aboriginal Law Section is pleased to host the Annual National Aboriginal Law Conference at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The intersection between Aboriginal Peoples and the development of natural resources is at the heart of aboriginal law and policy in Canada. Issues arising around natural resource extraction and allocation, together with constitutional obligations rooted in treaty and aboriginal rights, the honour of the Crown and duties of consultation and accommodation often lead to complex economic and social arrangements.
What does this mean for Aboriginal Peoples, for industry, for Court, for Canadians? What are the legal implications of natural resource use and management? Resource development often frames our modern conversations around reconciliation. Does reconciliation require compromise and balancing with the broader public interest? Is reconciliation a process or a goal?
Join our knowledgeable panelists to discuss emerging issues alongside best practices and lessons learned in this increasingly important area of aboriginal law.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
8:00 | 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 | 9:15 WELCOME AND OPENING PRAYER
Welcome by Conference Co-Chairs and Opening Prayer by Elder Wes Fineday
9:15 | 10:30 TREATY RIGHTS AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Moderator: Aimée Craft, Public Interest Law Centre (Winnipeg)
Speakers: Chief Perry Bellegarde, Little Black Bear First Nation & Treaty 4 Spokesperson (Balcarres)
Christopher G. Devlin, Devlin Gailus (Victoria)
W. Thomas Molloy, Q.C., Miller Thomson LLP (Saskatoon)
John Merritt, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (Ottawa)
10:30 | 10:45 REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORED BY GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON LLP
10:45 | 12:00 TREATY RIGHTS AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONTINUED
12:00 | 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 | 14:45 MÉTIS PEOPLES AND NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES
Moderator: Kathy HodgsonSmith, Hodgson-Smith Law (Saskatoon)
Speakers: Mitch McAdam, Q.C., Ministry of Justice & Attorney General Aboriginal Law Branch (Regina)
Garth Wallbridge, Wallbridge Law Office (Yellowknife)
15:00 | 16:30 DUTY TO CONSULT AND ACCOMMODATE
Moderator: Krista Robertson, Janes Freedman Kyle Law Corporation (Victoria)
Speakers: Sandra Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP (Toronto)
Elisabeth Patterson, Dionne Schulze S.E.N.C. (Montreal)
Ronald Stevenson, Department of Justice Canada (Ottawa)
18:00 NETWORKING DINNER SPONSORED BY MILLER THOMSON LLP AND ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY THOMSON DORFMAN SWEATMAN LLP
Enjoy a historical and culinary experience at Wanuskewin Heritage Park - the place to meet, share and learn through history, nature and each other. Come experience Northern Plains culture at the incredibly beautiful unspoiled natural prairie landscape with 360 acres of scenic trails, interpretive sites, archeological digs, fauna, flora and herbs.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
9:00 | 11:30 ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS
Moderator: Brad Regehr, D'Arcy & Deacon LLP (Winnipeg)
Speakers: Bob Adkins, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Winnipeg)
Jack Blacksmith, Cree Regional Economic Enterprise Company Inc (Oujé-Bougoumou)
Maxime Faille, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Ottawa)
Margaret Buist, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (Gatineau)
11:30 | 13:00 LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER THE HONOURABLE JUDGE DAVID M. ARNOT, Chief Commissioner, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, former Treaty Commissioner for the Province of Saskatchewan, and former Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada
13:00 | 14:30 THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND ABORIGINAL LAW
Moderator: Kathryn Deo, Cedar Law (Victoria)
Speakers: Adam Chamberlain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Toronto)
Larry Innes, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP (Toronto)
14:30 | 14:45 REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORED BY MACPHERSON LESLIE AND TYERMAN LLP
14:45 | 16:15 PERSPECTIVES ON RECONCILIATION
Moderator: Allison Fenske, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Winnipeg)
Speakers: C. Kenning Marchant, The Marchant Practice (Mississauga)
Peter R. Grant, Peter Grant & Associates (Vancouver)
16:15 | 16:30 CLOSING REMARKS
Closing Remarks by the Conference Co-Chairs and Closing Prayers by Elder Wes Fineday
$580 + taxes
CBA Student Members
$325 + taxes
$745 + taxes
On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you do not wish to proceed with on-line registration you can print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the available PDF Registration Form.
MEETING VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK
1-800-268-1133 or 306-244-5521
Please contact the hotel directly and refer to the group name: 2012 National Aboriginal Law Conference. The preferred room rate is available until May 11, 2012.
Book online at www.aircanada.com to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Saskatoon (YXE). You must quote promotion code CF7P7JM1 at the time of booking and must book online.
AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400.
Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions. Reserve onlineor call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.