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February 8 - 9, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Specific Claims 2023

Pacific Business & Law Institute (PBLI)
Specific claims arise from Crown failures in respect of the administration of First Nations land and other First Nation assets, and from unfulfilled treaty promises. Resolving these historical grievances is critical to building trust and to improving Crown-First Nations relationships, and to achieving the national project of reconciliation. In addition, the settlement of specific claims brings long-term social and economic benefits to Indigenous communities

This forum assembles an expert faculty to provide delegates with an update on the progress made in the area of specific claims, including an update on policy and process, negotiations, and the operation of the Specific Claims Tribunal. Decisions and precedent from the Tribunal will be discussed, as well as long awaited insight from the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, faculty will provide delegates with in-depth information and practical advice with respect to researching, preparing and valuing specific claims, and will facilitate discussion on what further steps need to be taken to improve the process and accelerate the resolution of specific claims.

This Forum Will Focus On the Following:
- An update from the Tribunal
- The latest important caselaw on specific claims
- Village site specific claims
- Valuing land claims and other historical losses
- Funding sources for specific claims
- Tips for researching and preparing specific claims
- Dispute resolution methods
- Receiving settlement funds
- UNDRIP, reconciliation, and looking to the future

Who Should Attend:
- Indigenous leaders, official, councillors, elders, negotiators, administrators, and advisors
- Federal, provincial and municipal government officials and policy advisors
- Lawyers practising in the areas of Aboriginal and Indigenous law, administrative law, executives, researchers, consultants and others working in this area
- Directors and members of community boards

Attend in-person or via live webinar

To reigster
Online: https://www.pbli.com/sclaims23
By phone: 604-730-2500
Contact
Jessica Chan
604-742-8192
[email protected]

Event Type: Course
Location: Online, BC
Region: Online
Accredited: No
Certificate Provided: No
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