The Canadian Institute's Western Canadian Forum on

Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities

The Latest Practical Tools and Strategies for Collaborating to Achieve Project Success

Tuesday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Calgary Marriott Downtown, Calgary, Alberta

Obtain cutting-edge updates and strategies to ensure your negotiations run as smoothly as possible – so your high-stakes projects can as well

With the increase in major energy projects in Western Canada, and the trend towards increased Aboriginal participation in many types of initiatives, from resource development projects to negotiations surrounding land entitlement claims, stakeholders in negotiations have more at stake than ever before. Learn critical strategies from top industry executives, key government representatives and First Nations leaders, who have successfully negotiated outcomes that have benefitted all parties involved. From planning the negotiating process to drafting and implementing agreements, you will gain the necessary tools to prevent delays, stalemates and miscommunication that can be damaging or fatal to a project or claim.

The Canadian Institute's Western Canadian Forum on Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities is a one-of-a-kind event, where you will get diverse perspectives from leaders in the field, on a wide range of hot topics, including:

  • Understanding the intersection between consultation and negotiations and preparing effectively for negotiations
  • Gaining clarity on consultation and negotiation within the changing regulatory framework in Alberta
  • Innovative strategies for drafting and negotiating IBAs, partnership and revenue sharing agreements
  • Case study: Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada
    Lessons learned from litigation and the resulting negotiations
  • Successful tools for maximizing social and economic development in Aboriginal communities

Plus! Put into practice what you learn in the conference by attending our post-conference seminar on IBAs and Alternative Agreements: Strategies for Drafting a Successful and Comprehensive Agreement

Do not miss this opportunity to learn from the experiences of various stakeholders in Aboriginal negotiations! Register today by calling toll-free 1-877-927-7936 or online.

We look forward to seeing you at the event in April!