Thank you to everyone who joined us in Edmonton!

We look forward to seeing you next year at 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.


Take a look at the lineup of speakers and event highlights from our 2024 event:

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Meaghan Conroy

MLT Aikins LLP

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Shaleigh Raine

Lands and Consultation Manager
Louis Bull Tribe

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Bobby Shott

Fort McKay First Nations

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Dale Swampy

National Coalition of Chiefs

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Jaimy Miller

Director, Indigenous Relations, Social Development, Community Services
City of Edmonton

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Terry M. Mitchell

Vice-President – Indigenous Relations
Graham Construction

  • 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
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 17th 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.


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

Indigenous Communities

Provincial and Federal Government

Oil and Gas

Mining and Exploration

Power Generation and Transmission

Agriculture and Forestry

Engineering and Environmental Services

Law Firms

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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.

Gordon Ham, SUM Ltd
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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.

Kerri Charest, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
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Very interesting and informative speakers, and people who attended were very approachable.

Chief Gene Hope, Acho Dene Koe First Nation
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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.

Sydney Nickolet, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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Wide array of Indigenous presenters.

Bryan Hansen, Solaris-MCI
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Excellent networking opportunities, good overall view on government policies.

Mackenzi Mitchell, Katch Kan
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