Conference Agenda

*NOTE: This agenda is subject to change, and will be updated regularly.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Internal LCAC Pre-conference Leadership Meeting (by invitation only)
1:30-5:00 PM Internal AANDC/LCAC Working Meeting (by invitation only)
3:00 PM Registration Desk Opens
7:00 PM Reception: Welcome & Opening Prayer and Comments

  • Kevin McKay, Chairperson – Nisga’a Nation, First Nation Co-chair organization of the Land Claims Agreements Coalition
  • John Duncan, Federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs (invited)
  • Cathy Towtongie, President Nunavut Tunngavik, Inuit Co-chair organization of the Land Claims Agreements Coalition
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8:00-9:00 AM Registration, Coffee & Networking
9:00 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “The 40-Year Road – how Modern Treaties provide the context and foundation for Canada’s political, legal, economic and social landscapes”

Opening Prayer Presented by Elder Peter Decontie, Fire Keeper of the Anishnabe Algonquins
Keynote Address Presented by Thomas Berger,
O.C., Q.C., O.B.C.

10:15-10:45 AM Coffee & Networking
10:45 AM-12:00 PM INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES: “Aboriginal Inherent Rights, Self-Governance and Modern Treaties in the International Context” Presented by:

  • Emil Notti, first President of the Alaska Federation of Natives
  • Sven Roald Nysto, past President of the Norwegian Saami Parliament
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch & Networking
1:30-5:00 PM WORKING GROUPS (Choose 1 of the following topics):

  • Self-Government: Negotiations, Challenges, and the Way Ahead
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Industry Partnerships in the Modern Treaty Context
  • The National Implementation Research Agenda
  • Exploring the International Context;
6:00-9:00 PM Anniversary Celebration Banquet & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, February 28, 2013
8:00-9:00 AM Coffee & Networking
9:00-10:15 A
a political panel of leaders will discuss trends shaping current government policy, the implications for modern treaty implementation, and how governments can be held accountable as we move forward.
  • President Terry Audla, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • National Chief Shawn Atleo,  Assembly of First Nations
  • Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, Grand Council of the Crees
10:15-10:45 AM Coffee & Networking
10:45AM-12:00 PM WORKING GROUPS (Choose 1 of the following topics):

  • The Fiscal Renewal System
  • Navigating Government Relationships: Federal, Territorial/Provincial, Municipal
  • Evaluating Impacts: The Federal Implementation Report Card
  • Environmental Protection and Co-management
  • Academic Papers / Presenters;
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch & Networking
1:30-2:45 PM WORKING GROUPS (Continued)
2:45-3:15 PM Coffee & Networking
3:15-4:45 PM THE PATH AHEAD TO FULL MODERN TREATY IMPLEMENTATIONLCAC panel discussing the way forward for the next 40 years of modern treaty implementation. This session will include report-backs from each of the working group sessions.
4:45-5:00 PM Closing Prayer

  • Peter Decontie, Elder, Fire Keeper of the Anishnabe Algonquins
Friday, March 1, 2013
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM LCAC Leadership Meeting (LCAC members only)