Entering the Modern-Era of Indigenous Consultation: From Modern Treaties to Modern Tech

Indigenous consultation is facing its greatest challenge of the modern era on three fronts. The Canadian Institute’s 5th Annual Indigenous Consultation Atlantic Conference, to take a hard look at emerging government policies and to openly discuss best practices for consultation, in a non-partisan and neutral environment. Join us for an in-depth discussion:

Defining Moderate Livelihood
Tensions remain high following last year’s violence between Indigenous and commercial fisheries, and there remains debate over the 1999 Supreme Court of Canada landmark ruling in R. v. Marshall and what it means to earn a moderate livelihood. Hear positive ways to move forward on this contentious discussion.

Implementing the United Nations Declaration
Liberal government is due to pass Bill C-15, which requires Canadian law to align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). However, there remains many questions as to how it will dovetail with current laws, how it will work in practice.

Virtual Consultations due to Pandemic Restrictions
Emerging from the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, will bring to light the failings and the successes of virtual consultation practices. Discover new best practices and identify early the pitfalls of virtual consultations.

Hear the legal obligations and regulations that govern Indigenous consultation and learn real applications for improving engagement strategies. This event brings together Indigenous leaders, government representatives and natural resource companies to discuss some of the most contentious consultation issues seizing the east coast in a neutral non-partisan setting. Make this your opportunity to tackle long-standing concerns, create new connections and strengthen your existing relationships.

I look forward to seeing you in fall 2021!

Desiree Finhert
Portfolio Lead, Indigenous Affairs Series, Canadian Institute

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Testimonials
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Very useful and interesting to have different points of view.

Johnathan Hamel, CIRNAC, Government of Canada
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Very informative & engaging. Quite interactive.

Stephanie Tougas, Natural Resources Canada
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Good mixture of professional fields.

Russ Letica, WNNB – MMFN
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The opportunity to learn from others, make connections and network.

Sophie Pitre-Arseneault, Fisheries and Oceans Canada