Indigenous consultation in Atlantic Canada is on the precipice of monumental change that will redefine business and legal operations in the natural resource sectors.

International governments are raising the bar to improve the rights of Indigenous peoples. Canada’s regulators are strengthening their control over environmental assessments. Game-changing court cases are redefining the Duty to Consult. Is your organization prepared to get a seat at the table? The 3rd Annual Indigenous Consultation Atlantic conference will bring consultation and engagement discussions to the forefront, addressing contentious issues and analyzing the legal updates. Join leaders in First Nation communities, natural resource experts and government officials.   Featured Speakers include:  
Renée Pelletier Member Federal Environmental Assessment Expert Panel Managing Partner Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
David Peter-Paul Chief Pabineau First Nation
Shelley Denny Director, Aquatic Research and Stewardship Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR)
J.B. (Jim) Jones Lead Negotiator Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Brian McGuigan Barrister & Solicitor, Manager, Aboriginal Policy Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  Building on its success at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in 2016 and the sophomore year in Moncton, New Brunswick, this conference will address some of the most contentious consultation issues seizing the east coast while pointing to solutions to improve engagement. Make this your opportunity to tackle long-standing concerns, create new connections and strengthen your existing relationships.

Organizations participating in this year’s conference include:

  • Justice Canada
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Gowling WLG
  • Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR)
  • Membertou Heritage Park
  • Cape Breton University
  • Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI
….plus many more!   Hear from engaging people from Indigenous communities, government and industries working in the natural resource sector. Join engaging discussions and gain practical applications on topics including consultation law, environmental assessment processes and traditional knowledge. We look forward to seeing you there.   Desiree Finhert Conference Producer Indigenous Consultation Series If you are interested in exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Esther Fleischhacker at 1-877-927-0718 ext. 5232 or [email protected]