CALGARY, March 16, 2012 /CNW/ - There is a trend towards increased Aboriginal participation in many types of initiatives, from resource development projects to negotiations surrounding land entitlement claims. Stakeholders in negotiations have more at stake than ever before. From planning the negotiating process to drafting and implementing agreements, they need practical tools and strategies to prevent delays, stalemates and miscommunication that can be damaging or fatal to a project or claim.
The Canadian Institute's Western Canadian Forum on Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities conference will bring together top industry executives, key government representatives, leaders of various Aboriginal communities and expert lawyers to provide the latest updates and practical strategies on a wide range of hot topics, including:
- Determining how you need to change your negotiation protocols to fulfill the duty to consult and accommodate in light of recent case law
- Gaining clarity on the changing regulatory framework in Alberta, and how to correctly follow the government-issued procedural steps for consultations
- Innovative strategies for drafting and negotiating IBAs, partnership and revenue sharing agreements
- Case studies: Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada and the Bigstone Cree Nation Land Claim lessons learned from the negotiating tables
- Successful tools for maximizing social and economic development in Aboriginal communities
…and much more.
Conference Title: The Canadian Institute's Western Canadian Forum on Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities
Date: April 24-25, 2012
Location: Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta
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