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Blakes Annual Indigenous Law Update

April 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Indigenous legal issues, government policies and business-to-First Nation agreements are rapidly evolving across Canada, affecting a wide array of resource-based industries and infrastructure and other businesses. Our Annual Indigenous Law Update will address the provincial and federal implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other federal and provincial policy developments.

As always, we will cover the key impacts arising from court decisions over the past year and themes in ongoing negotiations among commercial and Indigenous parties. We look forward to a lively discussion.


  • Challenges and opportunities in the provincial and federal implementation of UNDRIP

  • Defining, reaching and maintaining consent for resource development in Indigenous territories

  • The intersection between Indigenous legal issues and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues

  • Recent federal and provincial policy and legislative updates

  • Key court decisions from 2020-2021



Wednesday, April 21, 2021
12 – 1:15 p.m. PDT
1 – 2:15 p.m. MDT

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a certificate of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.