Practical Review of the Colville Lake’s Caribou Challenge and How it’s Impact on Consultation and Engagement

February 22, 2023 2:00pm

Nick Leeson
Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP

Joseph Kochon
Senior Administrative Officer
Behdzi Ahda First Nation

Treaty, by definition, is the tool that builds relationships between nations. In the Canadian context, treaty is the primary tool that frames the path to reconciliation, through which all parties share their objectives and values to build their new relationship, to overcome the inequities of the past and to create a better future for all. Treaties haven’t always worked, however, even historic treaties that weren’t designed with reconciliation in mind can be reframed and used as the foundation upon which modern coexistence can be built and adapt to ever changing times.