Join us for the only event of its kind in Western Canada, taking an in-depth look at the high-stakes challenges affecting the consultation and engagement landscape.
Whether you are working for a First Nation community, a natural resource sector company or a government or regulatory organization, this is your chance to gain invaluable insights and connect with all parties.
2024 CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
MLT Aikins LLP
Lands and Consultation Manager
Louis Bull Tribe
Louis Bull Tribe
Fort McKay First Nations
National Coalition of Chiefs
Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Negotiator
Government of Yukon
2024 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
- What You Need to Know About the Implementation of the United Nations Declaration in Action and the Impact on Consultation
- How Indigenous-Owned Cleaned Energy Projects Secured $175M in Funding in Alberta
- Aftermath of the Blueberry River Court Decision: How to Effectively Assess Cumulative Effects and the Impact Assessment of a Project
- How Natural Resource Companies are Successfully Collaborating with Indigenous Communities on Project Development
- Strengthening Relationships: Understanding Cultural Protocols During Consultation and Engagement
A SNAPSHOT OF THE UPCOMING EVENT
SPECIAL RATES TO EDMONTON OILERS GAMES!
CI’s Western Indigenous Consultation & Engagement conference is pleased to extend a special offer to two Edmonton Oilers games! Take advantage of the special rate and save on the regular ticket price.
February 21 | 8:00 PM
February 23 | 7:00 PM
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About this Conference
Consultation practices are changing drastically across Western Canada’s natural resources sector.
From Canada’s implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UNDRIP) to the precedent-setting Blueberry River court decisions – there is evidence that the minimum standard is no longer tolerated. How will your team keep up with consultation demands while maintaining meaningful relationships?
Attend CI’s 16th Annual Conference on Western Indigenous Consultation & Engagement and explore the latest legal and business practices, taking place in the natural resources sector – from government practices and policy to accommodation and economic development trends. This can’t-miss event will address critical challenges affecting consultation professionals working in the natural resources sector, as well as provide a non-partisan platform for Indigenous leaders, industry experts and government officials to build meaningful connections and get conversations started.
Make this event part of your consultation strategy by learning alongside delegates from Indigenous communities and organizations, government agencies and natural resources sector industries.
WHO YOU WILL MEET
Chiefs and Councilors, Senior Executives, Directors and Managers of:
- Indigenous Relations
- Internal and External Affairs
- Stakeholder Relations, Community Relations
- Project Development
- Environmental Planning
- Government and Corporate Affairs
- Policy Analysts
- In-House Counsel and Partners
Provincial and Federal Government
Oil and Gas
Mining and Exploration
Power Generation and Transmission
Agriculture and Forestry
Engineering and Environmental Services
This 2-day conference can be applied towards 5 substantive hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Ontario. Members will also receive an additional 3 substantive hours at each pre-conference workshop. Learn More.
A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR PAST CONFERENCE
Well organized and well presented. Interesting to hear the varied concerns of all the different nations and how they intended to proceed in determining their own development strategies within their Tribal lands.
I really appreciated the range of presentations, the opportunity for both First Nations and Metis presentations, and networking opportunities. I learned a lot and made connections for continued relations. Overall I thought it was delivered very well.
Very interesting and informative speakers, and people who attended were very approachable.
I loved the environment that the conference created. It allowed me to network with professionals in my field and also included great presenters! I really enjoyed the presentation where we moved around the room and got to hear from 3 presenters and have a discussion.
Wide array of Indigenous presenters.
Excellent networking opportunities, good overall view on government policies.