Indigenous Consultation is happening amid an uncertain political landscape. The fall federal election and the spring Alberta election will usher in new leaders with mandates for new policies creating uncertainty. In a shifting political climate, do you have the most up-to-date information to continue making consultation a priority for your organization?

The Canadian Institute’s 13th Annual Western Indigenous Consultation & Engagement conference offers even more opportunities to engage in a cultural and educational networking event. This event will include hands-on workshops, interactive roundtable discussions, dynamic panels and the most up-to-date information on consultation policies and precedent-setting case law affecting Indigenous consultation in Western Canada. Join us for in-depth and diverse discussions such as:

  • Adopting United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Case study: Consultation Model Comparison
  • Top Legal Cases Affecting Indigenous Consultation and the Consultation Officer
  • World Café: Best Practices for Consultation

This event provides a non-partisan platform for making meaningful connections and getting conversations started. Make this event part of your consultation strategy by learning government process from government representatives; hear from industry experts how major projects are affecting the natural resource sector, and engage with Indigenous leaders and reignite relationships.


Stay tuned for more details about our 2020 program.

High Praise for Western Indigenous Consultation & Engagement

“Content, speakers, attendees were diverse and interesting,”

Nate Cox, Enbridge

“Great ideas, learning quite a bit,”

Deanne Eustache, Lower Nicola Indian Band

“I enjoyed all content,”

Justin Gaudet, Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement

“Great overall experience,”

Emily Calliou

“Very positive conference. Good information sharing and informative conversations.”

Brandy Rimney, Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.

“Very enjoyable conference with good speakers and activities,”

Tanya Shum

“Good learning. It’s a good experience,”

Brian Kotchea, Sambaa K’e First nation

“Good learning experience,”

Chief Dolphus Jumbo, Sambaa K’e First nation

“Very informative, great overall,”

Ted Nitsiza, Tlicho Government

“Very interesting and informative speakers, and people who attended were very approachable,”

Chief Gene Hope, Acho Dene Koe First Nation

“Met great people who have the same issues and concerns,”

Sue Cardinal, Land Use Secretariat, Government of Alberta

“Wide array of Indigenous presenters,”

Bryan Hansen, Solaris-MCI

“I enjoyed hearing so many voices and their stories,”

Donna Mason, Solaris

“Excellent networking opportunities, good overall view on government policies,”

Mackenzi Mitchell, Katch Kan

Looking for the 2019 edition of the Annual Western Indigenous Consultation & Engagement?

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Event Contacts

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:

The Canadian Institute
E: [email protected]

For media partnership opportunities please contact:

Melissa Angela Cabillan
P: 1-877-927-0718 x7224
E: [email protected]

For information about the program and speaking opportunities please contact:

Desiree Finhert
P: 1-877-927-0718 x7367
E: [email protected]

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