First Nations are increasingly reclaiming models of self-government, self-reliance and self-determination. This legally significant progression is fundamental to the principles of reconciliation. It has the power to rebuild the social and economic well-being of Indigenous peoples, revitalize the internal operations of First Nations, and renew relationships with other nations, governments and external stakeholders.
This 1.5 day program brings together representatives from First Nations and leaders in the field of Aboriginal and Indigenous law for a comprehensive discussion of Indigenous governance, tax, reconciliation and policy building. Our diverse and well-informed faculty will provide attendees with a deep understanding of key issues in this dynamic area.
Key Areas Addressed:
- Models and pathways for self-government
- Perspectives from self-governing nations
- Taxation powers and economic sovereignty
- Recent changes to federal policy
- First Nation jurisdiction over child and family services and the implications of Bill C-92
- Enforcement of a Nation’s law
Who Should Attend:
- Lawyers practising in the areas of Aboriginal law, administrative law, and business law
- Indigenous leaders, officials, councillors, elders, negotiators, administrators, and advisors
- Owners, managers and representatives of resource development companies and companies operating on Crown land
- Federal, provincial and municipal government officials and policy advisors
- Consultants, accountants, financial planners, and others assisting First Nations with financial matters and business operations
Indigenous Sponsorship Program
PBLI offers sponsored registrations to individuals of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis Descent. One sponsorship is available per program. This sponsorship program is designed to make the education and networking opportunities at our conferences more accessible to Indigenous communities. For application details, please visit https://www.pbli.com/scholarship-programs.
Attend in-person (Downtown Vancouver) or via live webinar.
By phone: 604-730-2500