PBLI - Aboriginal and Environmental Law: Navigating the New World of Impact Assessments

The control and maintenance of land, water and other natural resources are of the highest importance to First Nations and the provincial and federal governments. In these contexts, nation to nation consultation and cooperation are necessary in order to balance protection of the environment and Indigenous rights with proposed developments. Ongoing legislative and regulatory reforms in this area are changing the way governments engage in consultation, and the way project proponents and First Nations navigate various government agencies. These changes require First Nation administrators, developers, and legal counsel to stay up to date on environmental legal frameworks in Canada.

This program will bring together experts in the fields of Aboriginal and environmental law to address some of the most pressing issues facing Aboriginal communities, governments, and industry. Attendees will learn about the latest legal developments while also gaining a practical perspective from leaders who have faced and overcome challenges.

Key Issues to be Addressed:
• Changes to environmental assessment processes in BC and Canada
• Indigenous-led environmental assessments
• Indigenous rights in the context of assessments
• Rights impact assessments and working with consultants
• The role of indigenous knowledge
• Cumulative impacts
• Mitigation by the proponent and the Crown
• A case study of the Teck Frontier joint review panel
• An update on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
• Division of powers

Who Should Attend:
• Aboriginal leaders, officials, councillors, community leaders, and elders
• Lawyers practising in Aboriginal law, environmental law, or natural resources and energy law
• Consultation professionals
• Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Government officials involved with environmental issues and First Nations
• Business leaders with a focus on sustainable resource management
• Negotiators, mediators, and consultants
• Academic and environmental stakeholders

Register before January 13th, 2020 and receive a $200 discount on the registration fee.

For more information visit www.pbli.com/1568

Register by:
1) Telephone: 604-730-2500 or toll free 877-730-2555
2) Fax: 604-730-5085 or toll free 866-730-5085
3) Mail: Unit 2 - 2246 Spruce Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2P3
4) Online: https://www.pbli.com/programs/register?itemid=571