BC Aboriginal Consultation Conference

TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute's BC Aboriginal Consultation conference will provide significant updates from government, insights from local Aboriginal governments, and best practices from industry specialists on consultation and negotiation practices.

Conference highlights include:

    
    -  Sophie Pierre, Chief Commissioner, BC Treaty Commission will speak on
       resolving overlap and shared territory issues among First Nations
    -  The Hon. George Abbott, Minister of Aboriginal Relations &
       Reconciliation, BC will speak on Exploring the Future of the New
       Relationship in BC
    -  Hear about best practices for consultation from the Aboriginal
       perspective from Dave Porter, First Nations Energy & Mining Council of
       BC; Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations; Gary Ducommon,
       Métis Nation of BC
    -  Grand Chief Ed John, First Nations Summit on how BC should move
       forward post Rights and Reconciliation Act
    -  Best practices and lessons learned in consultation from industry with
       speakers from BC Hydro, Sea Breeze Power, Timberline Natural Resource
       Group, and Denali Canada

    Conference:       BC Aboriginal Consultation
    Date:             June 23 - 24, 2010
    Location:         Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
    Website:          www.canadianinstitute.com/BCAboriginal
    Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable George Abbott, Minister of Aboriginal
                      Relations and Reconciliation, BC
    Special Speaker:  Sophie Pierre, Chief Commissioner, BC Treaty Commission
    

About The Canadian Institute

For over 25 years, The Canadian Institute's conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit www.CanadianInstitute.com.

Media passes are issued at the discretion of The Canadian Institute and must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. For media accreditation contact: Cheryl Robertson 416-927-0718 Ext. 202 or c.robertson@canadianinstitute.com.

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SOURCE Canadian Institute

For further information: For further information: Cheryl Robertson, The Canadian Institute, (416) 927-0718 Ext. 202, C.Robertson@CanadianInstitute.com

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