Economic Reconciliation - Working in a Colonial Framework (Part 1) 

Sep. 30, 2021
ZOOM Webinar Online

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Stacey Jessiman, Boughton Law, CBABC Co-Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee
Cheryl Brooks, President & CEO, Indigenuity Consulting Group

Time: Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Attendance at this webinar will provide you with 1.5 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

This webinar is a part 1 of the CBABC Truth & Reconciliation Series.

Economic reconciliation involves reconnecting Indigenous communities -- whose economies colonialism worked to segregate and destroy -- with local, provincial and national economies. Reconciliation Canada defines economic reconciliation as creating “meaningful partnerships and mutually beneficial opportunities based on a holistic, values-driven approach to attaining community economic prosperity.”

In this webinar, Stacey Jessiman and Cheryl Brooks cover:

  • Partnering with Indigenous Businesses and Nations.
  • Impacts of Law in Indigenous Business Settings.
  • Implications of Working in a Colonial Framework for Economic Development and Business Relations.
  • and more...



The program consists of 5 online modules made up of videos and quizzes that focus on the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada, the history of Indigenous peoples and their relationship with European settlers, the British Crown and the Dominion of Canada.



About Stacey Jessiman
Working at leading firms in Canada, the US and France during the past 25 years, Stacey has helped global and local companies, Indigenous communities and their business groups, and governments and entrepreneurs achieve intelligent solutions in business, economic development, dispute resolution, cultural and intellectual property, and Aboriginal and Indigenous law matters.

Stacey helps clients across Canada create corporate structures, policies and commercial agreements that fit their specific business and community needs, foster productive business relationships, and advance economic reconciliation. As part of that work, she assists clients with carefully analysing and optimizing management practices to support sustainable economic development. She also assists clients with crafting laws, policies, treaty provisions and agreements governing the protection of cultural and intellectual property and the return of art and cultural material.

Stacey has created and taught courses at Stanford University that examine issues surrounding illicit trade and protection of art and Indigenous cultural heritage, including tribal, domestic and international legal and ethical frameworks such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Her courses bring into the classroom the voices and perspectives of renowned Indigenous and museum experts from around the world. Her research and teaching have contributed to her broad understanding of issues arising in repatriation/ restitution matters and the development of a specific process based on Relationship Building for resolving Indigenous cultural heritage disputes.

About Cheryl Brooks
Cheryl is Sto:lo, a former ADM in the Ministry of Energy (the first Indigenous woman to hold that position) among many other important positions in govt and industry, and is a highly regarded speaker and trainer.

Cheryl Brooks has provided a range of consulting and advisory services including: facilitation, consultation with aboriginal and community interests, strategic planning, negotiation and conflict resolution services, policy development, introduction and management of planned change, team building, cross cultural training, workforce diversity and the development of joint ventures/partnerships between diverse interests.

Cheryl has extensive experience working with aboriginal communities. She has also worked at the Associate Deputy Minister level in a Provincial energy and mines Ministry and at the executive level in a provincial electrical utility company. Her broad range of experiences combined with a bi-cultural background help her to create unique approaches and responses to issues and situations. Her ability to engage people and organizations in commitment to change and innovation is well known.



This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.



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