The Way Forward: Envisioning Treaty Rights in Modern Resource Management

February 19, 2016 - 7:00am to February 21, 2016 - 7:00am

Conference overview

Treaty rights regarding natural resources are increasingly discussed in the media and within Aboriginal, legal and industry communities, yet the implications for government processes have received little attention. The Way Forward: Envisioning Treaty Rights in Modern Resource Management will examine the need and opportunity to incorporate treaty rights into Alberta’s natural resource management approach, featuring perspectives from First Nations leaders, leading researchers, lawyers and government regulators. Join us for presentations and discussion with leading researchers and practitioners.

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Confirmed speakers

(other speakers will be added when confirmed)

  • Charles Weasel Head, Blood Tribe, Why do the treaties matter for natural resource management?
  • Robert James, Principal at JFK Law Corp, The long game: Applying treaty rights through legal challenge
  • Clayton Leonard, LLP, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman, The status quo and implications of not having a treaty implementation plan
  • Patricia McCormack, University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies, Emeritus, What do the treaties say about access to resources?
  • William (Bill) Snow, Stoney (Wesley) Band Administration, The South Saskatchewan regional planning process
  • Daniel Sims, University of Alberta, Augustana, We are all treaty people: Lessons from non-treatied lands
  • Karin Buss, LLP, HenningByrne, The Crown's duty to consult First Nations: Is it protecting treaty rights?
  • Jeff Langlois, LLP, JFK Law, Trouble in Yukon's Pelly River Watershed

Conference organizers

Registration Fees

(includes Friday reception and lunch Saturday and Sunday)

Early (before 31 January 2016)  
Students $85
Professionals $180
Late (after 31 January 2016, or at event)  
Students $125
Professionals $225

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University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
4901 46 Avenue
Camrose , AB