6th Annual Forum on Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation

Venue: Metropolitan Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 23, 2012
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Although consultations between Aboriginal communities, government and industry proponents have been happening for a long time, the “duty to consult” is continuing to evolve. Emerging case law and regulatory changes are shaping and defining the scope of the duty to consult and accommodate, which can have very real and practical impacts, whether you are a government representative, Aboriginal community member, or an industry proponent.

Also, with the increase in sophistication and complexity of partnership arrangements between industry and Aboriginal communities, there is more at stake for parties today than a simple lump sum payment. It has never been more important to have meaningful, comprehensive consultations that are planned for effectively in advance and that include agreements that are legally sound and accurately reflect the intentions of all involved.

By attending The Canadian Institute’s 6th Annual Forum on Aboriginal Law, Consultation and Accommodation – a one-of-a-kind event, where you will hear from government, industry and Aboriginal communities – you will gain a full understanding of what your current legal obligations are with respect to consultation and how to maximize the benefits to you while decreasing the costs of the consultation process.

Our top-notch faculty will address your most pressing issues including:

Analyzing the impacts of key legal cases, such as Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources
Understanding the definition and scope of the duty to consult and accommodate based on recent legal developments, and how you are impacted
Successfully consulting with Métis communities, and appropriately balancing and prioritizing their rights with those of other Aboriginal communities
Ensuring the right parties are consulted with to avoid delays and complications down the road
Critical update on consultation issues arising out of various provinces, including Quebec and issues arising out of Plan Nord

Plus! Put into practice some of what you learn in the conference, by attending our three seminars:

Mastering the Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law (February 21, 2012, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Developing an Effective Consultation Protocol (February 21, 2012, 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
Creating Key Model Documents: Impact Benefit Agreements and Partnership Agreements (February 24, 8:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Do not miss this opportunity to hear the diverse perspectives of stakeholders in Aboriginal consultations!


Additional Information

Venue:http://www.canadianinstitute.com/aboriginallaw/venue--hotel Price:http://www.canadianinstitute.com/aboriginallaw/pricing Workshops:http://www.canadianinstitute.com/aboriginallaw/workshops Masterclass:http://www.canadianinstitute.com/aboriginallaw/masterclass