Successful Resource Projects: A Primer on the Latest Developments in Aboriginal Law and Policy

Instructor: Stephanie Axmann, Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm, includes lunch
Location: SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Fee: $225 + GST

This session is aimed at those working in the resource sector (or who are considering business partnerships with Indigenous groups) and who are interested in improving their understanding of what it takes to mount a successful project where Aboriginal rights and interests are engaged.

This engaging seminar will focus on the most recent legal and policy developments in Aboriginal law in Canada, including the latest developments concerning the Crown’s duty to consult and Aboriginal rights and title; the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the meaning of free, prior and informed consent; changes in provincial and federal law and regulations in relation to Indigenous involvement and participation; and business arrangements with Indigenous groups.

Seminar goals and benefits to participants:

This seminar aims to provide participants with a solid understanding of the latest legal underpinnings of resource development in Canada, as well as practical knowledge and strategies for developing relationships with Indigenous groups, addressing challenges, and advancing successful projects.

Stephanie Axmann is counsel in McCarthy Tétrault's National Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal (ERA), Business Law, and Global Mining Groups in Vancouver. With a practice focused primarily in the area of Aboriginal law, she advises clients in a range of industries across Canada, including the natural resources extraction (mining and forest products), renewable power (wind, solar, run-of-river) and energy (oil and gas, liquefied natural gas, and nuclear) sectors.