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Blakes Annual Aboriginal Law Update

Vancouver, February 14, 2019 - January 1, 0001

Indigenous issues continue to influence business decisions and government policies in energy, mining, infrastructure and other industries. Our Annual Aboriginal Law Update will focus on Canada’s approach to reconciliation, as well as recent developments at the provincial level.

We are delighted that this year’s seminar will include a presentation by Diana Kwan, Senior Counsel with the Department of Justice, Ottawa, on “Linking the Recognition of Indigenous Rights to the Economic Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges.”

We look forward to a lively discussion.


  • Canada’s approach to reconciliation

  • Federal and provincial legislative updates

  • Key court decisions from 2018


  • Diana Kwan, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice, Ottawa

  • Sam Adkins, Partner, Vancouver

  • Nardia Chernawsky, Associate, Vancouver

  • Roy Millen, Partner, Vancouver



Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Breakfast and Registration: 7:30 - 8 a.m.

  • Presentation: 8 - 9:15 a.m.


Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Emerald Ballroom, 3rd Floor
1038 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. (Map)