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Aboriginal Land Resource Management Forum


 February 27 - 28, 2014 | Vancouver

Less than 1 Month Left to register! Special Discount for the Aboriginal Community
Information's Aboriginal Land Resource Management Forum will examine key developments in business models, policy, legislation, court decisions, treaties, and other areas of land and natural resources management, and the implications these changes hold for our future.
First Nations Speaking:
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip : Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Lana Lowe . Director, Lands Department Fort Nelson First Nation
Chief Sharleen Gale. Fort Nelson First Nation
Chief Robert Louie:Westbank First Nation. Chairman, Lands Advisory Board

Conference Highlights:
The Latest Legal Developments on Aboriginal Land Title and Land Rights - the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in the William/Tshilqot'in case
Public Private Partnerships and First Nations Infrastructure Development
Resource Revenue Sharing - Models and Processes
Mining and First Nations - Recent Developments in Saskatchewan
Consultation Update and Pan-Canadian Review - Legal and Strategic Developments
IBAs and Government to Government Negotiation
Regulatory Reform Under the Indian Oil and Gas Act

Workshop A:
Negotiating and Drafting Key Agreements in Aboriginal Resource Development
Workshop B:
Tax Issues and Opportunities in First Nations Land and Resource Development - Community Trusts and More
What past participants have said:
"Networked with speakers on issues or examples that could help my Nation." Larry Johnson, Director of Lands and Natural Resources, Huu-ay-aht First Nation

"Gave me "insight" into Land Use Planning as well as allowed me to see a potential replacement to the Indian Act." Marcel Desjarlais, Land Manager, Frog Lake First Nation

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Location : Vancouver, BC


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National Chief – AFN

During a Treaty Roundtable meeting of the Alberta Chiefs, I took note of a federal government document outlining their strategy to define and ultimately impose their own form of self-government. Read more...

Letting go of residential schools

by Gilbert Oskaboose, Nov 1993 First Perspective

There is a lot of "unfinished business" in Indian Country. Garbage that we as a people have never really dealt with. Chief among them is the whole issue of those infamous residential schools and their impact on people. Read more...


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ANALYSIS - Bill Gallagher

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Under the Northern Sky by Xavier Kataquapit

Under the Northern Sky by Xavier Kataquapit


First Nations Cultural Interpreter PM – 02 Riding Mountain National Park Seasonal Indeterminate

(May to October) From $54,543 to $58,764

Closing Sept. 19, 2014

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Regional Media Officer– Temp (Until Nov 2015) –F/T Position

Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition / NDP Research Office

Location:131 Queen Street, Suite 10-02, Ottawa, ON


Communicate regularly with regional media outlets (community newspapers, radio stations, student media, ethnic media, etc.) to propose ideas for interviews and opinion content Read more...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Workforce Report

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report that highlights initiatives to improve the workforce participation of Aboriginal peoples. 

Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada’s Workforce (December 2013)  

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Tue Sep 23 @ 3:00PM - 04:15PM
FNHMA National Conference 2014
Sun Oct 05 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
INIHKD & Manitoba NEAHR Conference 2014


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