National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Canadian Institute would like to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this Sept. 30, 2021 to recognize the First Nations, Inuit and Métis survivors of residential schools. Acknowledging the history and the legacy that the residential school system has had on survivors, their families and their communities in an important step toward reconciliation.

The Canadian Institute would like to acknowledge the ongoing contributions by First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in shaping Canada as a diverse nation. We honour the history, culture, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada and recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. We strive to work collaboratively with our Indigenous partners who are instrumental in building our Indigenous events, and we continue to work together toward reconciliation.

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 will take a hard look at emerging government policies and openly discuss best practices for consultation, in a non-partisan and neutral environment.

Speaker Name

Renée Pelletier

Managing Partner
Olthuis, Kleer, Townshed

Speaker Name

Tuma Young

Lawyer & Indigenous Law Professor
Cape Breton University

Speaker Name

Terry Richardson

Pabineau First Nation

Speaker Name

Julie Blackhawk

General Counsel, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio
Department of Justice Canada

Speaker Name

Lois Harwood

Canada Member
Fisheries Joint Management Committee

Join us for 3 successive mornings on November 22, 23 & 24 for in-depth discussion on Canada’s ever-changing and ever-evolving Consultation Law landscape.

Nov 22

Indigenous Rights and
Moderate Livelihood

Gain perspectives and positive ways forward on the contentious topic of moderate livelihood and Indigenous rights.

Nov 23

Consultation from Legal Requirements to Best Practices

Explore best practices in consultation with a look at implementing the UN Declaration, land claims, and consulting during a pandemic.

Nov 24

Focus on Economic
Development and Partnerships

Hear about practical business practices, mutually beneficial relationships and success stories to find real-world takeaways for your next project.

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 November 2021!

Desiree Finhert
Portfolio Lead, Indigenous Affairs Series,
Canadian Institute

We’re offering five scholarships to attend the event.

In continued collaborations with our partners and delegates, we are offering five scholarships to attend the event. Do you know an Indigenous person who would benefit from attending this event?

Scholarships are available to:

  • Law students 
  • Business students 
  • Students of Environmental studies 
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This 3-day conference program can be applied towards 4.5 of the 9 substantive hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario. As well Workshop B and Workshop C can both be applied toward 3 hours substantive hours.

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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