Bringing together industry, Aboriginal communities and government to share practical guidance for conducting meaningful consultations

The need to create jobs amid rising unemployment could result in community and government leaders facing further obstacles if needs and promises are not met. Aboriginal communities want to do business with partners who fulfill Duty to Consult requirements, strive for meaningful engagement, offer satisfactory accommodation, and foster long-term relationships. It’s easily said, but not easily done. The landscape is changing. While Duty to Consult lies with the government, forwardthinking industries are taking extra steps to ensure they have positive engagement relationships with their Aboriginal counterparts. Some Aboriginal entrepreneurs are trailblazing toward opportunities for business ownership. The Canadian Institute’s Aboriginal Consultation Atlantic wil offer solutions to contentious consultation issues entangling the east coast, while showcasing companies and communities who are exemplary in the area of Aboriginal consultation.

Venue

Membertou Trade and Convention Center

50 Maillard St. Membertou, NS, B1S 3W3