Over the past year, we have continued to see a resurgence in new policies, legislation and approaches in response to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This rapidly changing environment is marked by not only progress toward new fiscal and governance frameworks in a number of jurisdictions, but also increasing litigation challenging existing laws and regulatory processes.
Indigenous equity arrangements have continued to be a major theme in the resource sector, with Indigenous governments often taking a lead role in major developments in Canada.
Join us for our Annual Indigenous Law Update, where we will address the implications of recent developments for resource-based industries, infrastructure owners and other clients. As usual, we will cover the key themes in ongoing negotiations among commercial and Indigenous parties, as well as recent trends in litigation.
Implications of shared decision-making with Indigenous Nations
Private negotiations, including equity investments
Public regulatory processes and the honour of the Crown
Implementation of UNDRIP
Tom McCarthy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, British Columbia
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
In-person 7:30 a.m. (PT)
Online: 7:45 a.m. (PT)
Mandatory Continuing Education:
This program contains up to 1 hour and 15 minutes of Substantive content.
This program has been accredited for up to 1.25 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.
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 confirmation 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.
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