Day 1 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
9:00
Traditional Welcome
9:05
Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:15

Keynote

Aboriginal Governance, Treaty and Title: On Paper and in Spirit
9:45
Walking the Path to Engagement and Knowing Where It Leads
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45

Panel

Strengthening Consultation Relationships – A Cross-Sector Discussion
11:45
Information Management for Greater Capacity Building
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:15

Hot Topic!

Banking Breakdown for Capacity Building
1:35
Overcoming Barriers and Identifying Employment Opportunities
2:30
Networking Refreshment Break
2:45
Tsilhqot’in Decision and Aboriginal Title: Where We Are Today and What It Means for Business
3:30
Keynote Address
4:00
Spotlight on the Biggest Legal Cases Impacting Consultation and Engagement
4:30
Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:15
Refreshments are Served
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:15

Keynote Address

Changing Economic and Environmental
9:45
Stimulating Inclusion Through Major Capital Projects
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Pressure Points and Pitfalls – Why Your Projects Stall
11:30
Gaining Ground on the Water Sustainability Act in British Columbia
12:45
Closing Remarks from the Chair Conference Concludes

Closing the Gap on Duty to Consult

Sep 21, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Speakers

Angela D’Elia Decembrini
Lawyer
First Peoples Law Corporation

Strategic Economic Partnerships with Aboriginal Communities

Sep 21, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Speakers

Eric Denhoff
President & CEO
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

Kennedy Bear Robe
Associate
Miller Thomson LLP

Day 1 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
9:00
Traditional Welcome
9:05
Opening Remarks from the Chair

Rose Klukas
Economic Development Officer
City of Campbell River

9:15

Keynote

Aboriginal Governance, Treaty and Title: On Paper and in Spirit

Celeste Haldane
A/Chief Commissioner
BC Treaty Commission

  • Signing a Treaty, not signing away title or rights
  • Varying perspectives on Treaty, its interpretation and application
  • How to move forward: process and progress in BC

9:45
Walking the Path to Engagement and Knowing Where It Leads

Keith Henry
President
BC Métis Federation

Dallas Smith
President
Nanwakolas Council

Chief Shane Gottfriedson
BC Regional Chief
Assembly of First Nations

  • What are the steps to consultation and variances depending on community and project?
  • Taking the necessary steps to meaningful engagement and gaining deeper trust for meeting long-term goals
  • Avoiding communication breakdowns and keeping the communication lines open

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45

Panel

Strengthening Consultation Relationships – A Cross-Sector Discussion

Kevin Horsnell
Group General Manager, Forest Management Group
Canadian Forest Products Ltd (Canfor)

Allison Rippin Armstrong
Vice President, Sustainability
Kaminack Gold Corporation

Heather Lawrence
Manager Indigenous Affairs
Teck Resources Ltd.

Karen Brandt
Director, Economic Partnerships & Sustainability
Interfor Corporation

  • Reaching mutual agreement with individual or multiple communities
  • Moving forward while leaving the door open for further participation
  • Exploring initiatives for sustaining long-term engagement with communities

11:45
Information Management for Greater Capacity Building

Carlos da Ponte
President Environmental Managers Association of BC
Co-Director & Co-Founder Sustainable Elements Inc.

  • Handling referrals faster and more efficiently
  • Sharpening your in-house knowledge, and gaining a wider understanding of proponents’ position
  • Tracking conditions on agreements and status of completion

12:15
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:15

Hot Topic!

Banking Breakdown for Capacity Building

Candace Dennis
Director Aboriginal Banking, BC & Yukon
BMO Bank of Montreal

  • Managing joint-venture lending
  • Finding capital within communities and history

1:35
Overcoming Barriers and Identifying Employment Opportunities

Karen Aird
Indigenous Cultural Heritage Strategist
Treaty 8 Tribal Association and Tse’K’wa Heritage Society

Trina Wamboldt
Management and Communications Consultant
Urban Systems Ltd

Jeff Beale
Sr. Aboriginal Relations Advisor
Encana Services Company Ltd.

  • Understanding Aboriginal employment and training barriers
  • Embracing innovative approaches to Aboriginal employment and economic development
  • Exploring a case study in cultural employment
  • Adapting to a new economy: an industry perspective

2:30
Networking Refreshment Break
2:45
Tsilhqot’in Decision and Aboriginal Title: Where We Are Today and What It Means for Business

Roger William
Chief, Xeni Gwet’in First Nation
Vice Chair, Tsilhqot’in National Government

  • Applying Aboriginal rights and titles to Aboriginal lands for communities
  • Analyzing the resource sector perspective for industry
  • Embracing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations for government

3:30
Keynote Address

Clarence Louie
Chief, Osoyoos Indian Band
and CEO, Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation

4:00
Spotlight on the Biggest Legal Cases Impacting Consultation and Engagement

Louise Mandell , Q.C.
Partner Emeritus
Mandell Pinder LLP

  • An overview of the most significant cases from 2015 and what’s in the pipeline
  • Respecting spiritual rights Ktunaxa Nation v BC
  • The unfolding case of Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc
  • Legal questions remaining unanswered and what parties need to know

4:30
Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:15
Refreshments are Served
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Chair

Rose Klukas
Economic Development Officer
City of Campbell River

9:15

Keynote Address

Changing Economic and Environmental

Honourable Bill Bennett
Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review
Government of British Columbia

9:45
Stimulating Inclusion Through Major Capital Projects

Laurie Sterritt
Director, Aboriginal Employment and Business Development
BC Hydro

  • Opportunity: maximizing potential for Aboriginal communities
  • Leadership: driving change while managing complex projects
  • Commitment: implementing policy and putting action to words

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45
Pressure Points and Pitfalls – Why Your Projects Stall

Dan M. Jepsen
Chairman & CEO
C3 Alliance Corp

  • Knowing the fiscal reality and operational challenges of your company and project
  • Undertaking an environmental assessment with clear objectives and timelines
  • Outlining contingency plans, emergency procedures and assurances for socially responsible business plans, and for gaining community support

11:30
Gaining Ground on the Water Sustainability Act in British Columbia

Oliver Brandes
Co-Director
POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Rosie Simms
Water Law and Policy Researcher/ Coordinator
POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

  • Analyzing the WSA and its core regulation areas
  • Assessing relevant areas of opportunity, such as water objectives and water sustainability plans, and ways communities can engage
  • Highlighting ongoing concerns

12:45
Closing Remarks from the Chair Conference Concludes