Aboriginal Lawyer Forum
Annual Retreat & Reception
 

Jun. 20, 2019
Richmond BC

CBABC Aboriginal Lawyers Forum
8th Annual Retreat &
12th Anniversary National Indigenous Peoples Day Reception

 

Promises, Prosperity and Justice
How the law can impact economic prosperity for Indigenous people

Date:
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Location:
River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8

Approved CPD:
6.0 Hours

REGISTER BY FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 AT 3:00PM

AGENDA DETAILS

9:15am-9:45am
Registration

9:45am-10:00am
ALF Welcome  |  Elder Opening Prayer

10:00am-11:00am
The Promise of Jericho
Aaron Bruce (Kelts'-tkinem), Partner, Ratcliff & Company
Brennan Cook, VP Acquisitions and Development, MST Development Corp.
Greg Franklin, Department of Justice Counsel

11:10am-11:40am
The Promise of Consultation
Paul Seaman (Métis), Gowlings, Counsel on Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General)

11:40am-12:40pm
Perspectives on Resource Development
Malcolm Macpherson (Métis), Partner, Clark Wilson
Ellis Ross (Haisla), Liberal MLA Skeena


12:40pm-1:30pm     Lunch & Networking

1:30pm-2:00pm
The Promise of Financial Management
Shayla Point (Musqueam), Director, Market Development, Financial Administration Laws & Stakeholder Relations, First Nations Financial Management Board

2:00pm-2:30pm
The Certainty of Taxes
Christa Akey (Mohawk), Senior Counsel, Tax Law Services, Department of Justice, BC Region
Lisa Macdonell, General Counsel, Tax Law Services, Department of Justice, BC Region

2:30pm-3:00pm
The Promise of Cannabis
Merle Alexander (Kitasoo Xai'xais First Nation), Principal, First Nations Economic Development, Miller Titerle + Company

3:15pm-4:00pm
The Promise of Dispute Resolution
Laura Matthews, Mediator
Roy Johnson, MA, C.Arb, C.Med

4:00pm-5:00pm
The Promise of the Medicine Wheel
Dave Robinson, B.Ed., M.Sc. Student
Shane Point, Musqueam Elder

5:00pm-7:00pm
National Indigenous Peoples Day Auction Reception
Featuring the dance troupe, Butterflies in Spirit

Butterflies in Spirit is a Vancouver dance group started in 2012 by Lorelei Williams. Their mission is to raise awareness of violence against Indigenous Women and Girls and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada.

*A Cash Bar and appetizers will be available for the Reception.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

 

Clark Wilson LLP

 

Department of Justice

 

Arbutus Law Group

Power Law

BR LAW

*Note: The ALF reserves the right to make adjustments to time of events and speakers without notice

 


How Can You Help?

The organizing committee would be pleased to hear from members interested in donating auction items or volunteering time. Auction items have included original works such as books, photography, paintings, limited edition prints and jewellery. Tickets, passes, gift certificates/cards, etc. are other popular items. There is also an "other" category for select pre-owned items that remain suitable for recycling/re-gifting. Be creative when considering what you can donate that will attract a bid!

For more information, to donate an item or to volunteer, please contact Isabel Jackson: isabel.jackson@justice.gc.ca.

Click here to learn more about the CBABC Aboriginal Lawyers Forum!

 

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    RSVP BY
    JUN 14

    3:00pm (PT)


    Interested in only registering for the Reception?

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    Registration Fees
    Includes Retreat & Reception

    CBA Members
    $225.00 (+GST)

    Student Rate
    (CBA Member)

    $165.00 (+GST)

    Non-Members
    $395.00 (+GST)

    Student Rate
    (Non-Member)

    $325.00 (+GST)
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    GST Exempt Reg. Form
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    Online Auction 2019

    To view the auction items, click here!

    The Online Auction Begins
    June 20 at Midnight

    The Online Auction Ends
    June 28 at 2:00pm

    Auction items will be on display at the reception.

     

    Special Room Rates
    The River Rock Casino Resort offers a special room rate for Indigenous peoples, subject to availability.

    Please call the hotel  at (604) 247-8900, ask for Reservations and mention if you qualify for the rate. It is recommended to reserve as early as possible due to June being a busy month for the resort.

    Cancellation Policy: 24hrs prior to arrival date with no penalty.

 

CONTACT INFO

For information regarding donation of auction items:
Isabel Jackson
(604) 666-3393
isabel.jackson@justice.gc.ca

For Registration:
CBABC Professional Development
(604) 687-3404
PD@cbabc.org