Multi-Community Governance Forum 2016

Multi-Community Governance & Treaty Forum (March 2 – 4, 2016)

Day 1 – Wednesday March 2, 2016

Opening Prayer and Welcome

  • Opening comments and welcome from Acting Chief Commissioner Celeste Haldane and Forum Facilitator Angela Wesley

Nationhood Keynote

  • Satsan [Herb George], Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief

First Nations Governance Models and Mechanisms


Canada's Support of Nation Re-Building: Towards Sustainable, Well-Governed Indigenous Nations

  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Effective Constitution Building

  • Sophie Pierre, Former Chief Commissioner

Constitution Table Talks

  • Roundtable discussions

Reflections of the day

  • Dr. Stephen Cornell, Sophie Pierre and Satsan [Herb George]

Day 2 – Thursday March 3, 2016

Opening Prayer and Welcome

  • Forum Facilitator Angela Wesley

Nationhood Keynote

  • Miles Richardson, Former Chief Commissioner

First Nations Governance Models and Mechanisms


Multi-Community Governance: Some International Comparisons

  • Dr. Stephen Cornell - PDF

The UN Declaration, Treaty Making, and Indigenous Nationhood: Role of Tribunals

  • Justice Harry Slade - PDF

Reflections of the day

  • Sophie Pierre, Dave Joe and Miles Richardson

Day 3 – Friday March 4, 2016

Opening Prayer and Welcome

  • Forum Facilitator Angela Wesley

Nationhood Keynote

  • Judge Steven Point, Former Chief Commissioner

Section 35 in Perspective: The Long View

  • Honourable Ian Binnie

Judges Corner

  • Judge Steven Point, Justice Harry Slade and Honourable Ian Binnie

Forum Closing Remarks

Address

700-1111 Melville Street
Vancouver BC
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604 482 9200

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