Going Forward: Aboriginal Rights and Title


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Aboriginal rights and title has been one of the major newsmakers of 2014. You'll get the stories behind the headlines at this year's Aboriginal Law Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

The conference begins with an in-depth examination of the implications of the Tsilhqot'in decision. You'll hear from the counsel for the parties as they decipher the new vocabulary of a post-Tsilhqot'in world: what do "consent", "proportionality", and "minimal impairment" mean now? This topic is followed by two wide-ranging sessions that will cover the major case law over the past year along with a summary of legislative amendments. The annual update includes the latest cases on consultation and accommodation along with jurisdictional issues related to Aboriginal title and treaty rights. A panel of representatives from private practice, industry, and government will discuss federal and provincial regulatory changes affecting interests in multiple areas of natural resources.

The afternoon will focus on navigating Aboriginal and environmental issues in large resource development projects. With British Columbia poised to undertake various major natural resource projects in the near future, you'll want to discover how to build a legacy of negotiation and shared success for all. Featured speaker Bill Gallagher, author of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada's Road to Resources, will discuss the rise of First Nations empowerment in Canada's resources sector. His presentation will unearth insights behind the remarkable legal winning streak in court cases brought by First Nations in the Canadian resource sector.

The conference brings together a wealth of different perspectives in both the faculty and the audience. The faculty members have been carefully selected to represent diverse practices and points of view: from Aboriginal law practitioners to representatives from government organizations and natural resources companies, each presenter brings a unique background to the day's discussions.

Stay current with the changes in Aboriginal law.

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