Modern Treaty Self Governance Forum 2015

Modern Treaty Self Governance (March 10-12, 2015)

Day 1 - Tuesday March 10th, 2015: Building the Foundation and Embracing the Challenge

Opening Prayer and Welcome

  • Welcome and overview from Forum Facilitator Angela Wesley
  • Welcome and opening remarks from Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre

Keynote Address

The Nisga’a Treaty Experience – Nisga’a Nation, Edmond Wright


Building a Solid Foundation


Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned


Cree-Naskapi Commission and Eeyou Governance

[Chair Richard Saunders, Commissioners Robert Kanatewat and Commissioner Philip Awashish]


Breakout Discussion Groups - (Small group dialogue with forum presenters)

  • Governance 101
  • Law making and Enforcement
  • Getting Ready for Effective Date
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward – Treaty experiences

Building Strong Relationships with other Governments, Industry and Business

Day 2 - Wednesday March 11th, 2015: Planning for and Implementing Self-Governance

Building Capacity to Govern [Haida Nation, Miles Richardson]


Developing Plans – Implementing Self-Governance


Developing Plans – Implementing Self-Governance (continued)


New Relationship Trust [Cliff Fregin, CEO]


Breakout Discussion Groups – rotations (Small group dialogue with forum presenters and resource people)

  • Resourcing your Plans
  • Community Engagement
  • Structuring your government organization
  • Structuring your economic development and businesses

Breakout Discussion Groups - (Small group dialogue with forum presenters)

  • Governance 101
  • Law making and Enforcement
  • Getting Ready for Effective Date
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward – Treaty experiences

Measuring Progress – Measuring Success

Day 3 - Thursday March 12th, 2015: Self Government, Overlaps and Shared Territories

Welcome and Chair Opening Comments


Implementing Recommendation 8: Nation-to-Nation Protocols


Best Practices from Mediation Experts: Respecting & Dealing with Differences to Make a Difference –Building Relationships: Resolving Disputes–

  • Gordon B. Sloan
  • Glenn Sigurdson
  • Barry Stuart Chief

Chief Commissioners Panel: Insights, Perspectives, and Guidance Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre

  • Former Chief Commissioner, Miles Richardson
  • Former Chief Commissioner, Judge Steven Point

Closing Comments

Address

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