ABORIGINAL LAW SERIES
Aboriginal Law 101

September 29, 2015

Aboriginal Law 101 will offer an introduction to the basics of Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title, and treaty rights. What are these rights and how are they proven? It will introduce the elements of the duty of consultation and accommodation, identify when the duty is triggered and who owes the duty. This program will provide a basic foundation in Aboriginal law for lawyers who want to gain a better understanding of the area and will set the stage for the more in-depth topics to follow in the series.

Presenters:     
Allison Fenske, Public Interest Law Centre, Legal Aid Manitoba
Sacha Paul, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

CPD hours: 1.5    
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

ABORIGINAL LAW SERIES
Understanding Treaties: A Primer
December 8, 2015

Treaties are the foundation of relationships between Indigenous people and the Crown in Canada. This panel will explore the current legal framework around treaty making and treaty interpretation in Canada, navigating between pre-confederation and post-confederation treaties, modern treaties and those treaties currently being negotiated. Panelists will consider the law relating to interpretation, Crown duties and resolution of disputes from a variety of perspectives.

Moderator:
Brad Regehr, D’Arcy & Deacon LLP

Presenters:     
Tina Dion, Barrister & Solicitor, Tsawwassen, B.C.
Brenda Gunn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

ABORIGINAL LAW SERIES
Section 91(24): The Evolution of Federal Jurisdiction and Implications for Provincial Governments, Métis and Non-Status People
February 2, 2016

What are the legal obligations arising from section 91(24) and flowing from the fiduciary duty and honour of the Crown? The law has evolved over the last 40 years to reflect the changing role of provincial governments in relationships with First Nations and individual Aboriginal people. Join Professor Catherine Bell and Gord Hannon for a discussion of some of the seminal cases and developments in this area, including:

  • R. v. Cardinal (1974): First Nation reserves are not enclaves and Provincial laws apply of their own force
  • Section 35 of the Constitution Act (1982): the Crown’s Duty of Consultation and Accommodation
  • Tsilhqot’in Nation (2014): Limitation of doctrine of Interjurisdictional ImmunityGrassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (2014): Province’s ability to take up land under treaty and the duties of the Crown to apply to the Province

The program will also include a discussion of the issues on appeal to the Supreme Court in R. v. Daniels, including what is the practical utility of section 91(24) jurisdiction over the Métis.

Moderator:
Allison Fenske, Public Interest Law Centre, Legal Aid Manitoba

Presenters:
Catherine Bell, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Gord Hannon, Manitoba Justice

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

ABORIGINAL LAW SERIES
Urban Reserves as a Tool for Economic Development
March 16, 2016

Experienced practitioners Christine Clifford and Kim Gilson will deal with a variety of issues relating to urban reserves from both a municipality and First Nation’s perspective, including: What is an urban reserve and what are the advantages of developing one? How do you advance First Nations’ economic initiatives through the development of an urban reserve? What are the goals of the Nation, and how do they balance them with the needs of the federal and provincial governments, as well as third party interest holders? The program will also address practical considerations when negotiating agreements with the neighbouring municipalities including accessing municipal information, bylaw compatibility, compensation for loss of property tax revenue, available municipal services and mechanisms for dispute resolution.

Moderator:
Brad Regehr, D’Arcy & Deacon LLP

Presenters:
Christine Clifford, Legal Counsel, City Solicitor’s Office, City of Regina
Kimberley Gilson, Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter Law

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50