Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Island Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

May 28, 2020

ONLINE MEETING: Indigenous Nations and COVID-19
This meeting is being hosted by the Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Island and Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Sections. 

Speaker(s): Berry Hykin, Solicitor, Woodward & Company
Time: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

Please join the Vancouver Island and Vancouver CBA Aboriginal Law Sections for a meeting focused on the new challenges faced by Indigenous communities due to the pandemic. Our speaker Berry Hykin will canvass various issues related to COVID-19, such as:

  • continuity of operations and best practices for conducting governance and administration remotely;
  • declarations of emergency;
  • community protection laws and other measures;
  • the new First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases); and 
  • basic employer obligations, new COVID-19 leaves, re-opening plans.

Speaker Bio

Berry Hykin is a solicitor at Woodward & Company where she works closely with First Nations to negotiate, develop, and implement legal and administrative tools to support self-governance and protect Indigenous traditions and ways of life. Her practice includes lands and environmental management, on-reserve housing, band governance, economic development, and employment law focusing on assisting employer Aboriginal groups. Berry is also trained in civil and family law mediation.

Sections will solely be hosting webinar meetings until further notice. If you need assistance with the logistics of logging in to our meetings, please contact sections@cbabc.org.

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Please ensure to sign-in with your full name at the meeting will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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