Workshop A — Duty to Consult Fundamentals: A Complete and Practical Guide to Treaty Rights and Laws for the Consultation Manager

Feb 20, 2024 8:30am – 12:00 PM

Melanie Daniels
Chickadee Indigenous Relations Ltd

Darlene Paradis
GIR Director, Government & Industry Relations
Beaver Lake Cree Nation

Violet M. Meguinis
Consultation Director
Tsuut’ina Nation

This session will take an in-depth look at the Government of Canada’s Duty to Consult legal statute.

Part One: Fundamentals

  • Examining the legal requirements
  • The meaning and intent of the Duty to Consult
  • Deciphering what triggers the Duty to Consult, the types of projects, and grey areas
  • Analyzing the role of the Crown, the regulator, and other groups Calculating whether the duty has been sufficiently met

Part Two: Documents

  • Examining the significant documents, what to look for, and what to do next Environmental Assessments
    • Technical documents
    • Filing permits
  • Part Three: Court Case Review

    • Beckman v. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation (2011)
    • Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (2011)
    • Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests) (2004)
    • Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia (Project Assessment Director) (2004)
    • Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Minister of Canadian Heritage) (2004)