Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.


What You’ll Learn

  • The aim of the program is to give you a practical and foundational understanding of Indigenous rights and title, the constitutional framework, reserve lands and developments on reserve, treaty interpretation, modern treaties, the duty to consult framework and practical strategies.
  • The historic narrative and constitutional framework
  • An overview of the case law and key legal concepts from the last 40 years
  • Understanding historic treaties – the context, perspectives and contemporary realities
  • The Indian Act: key issues for practitioners and policy makers
  • “Section 35” – understanding its purpose, framework and emerging issues
  • Understanding modern day treaties using case studies and a Canada wide comparative analysis, including First Nation, Inuit and Métis perspectives
  • Addressing overlapping territories, private lands, submerged land and waterways
  • The Duty to Consult and Accommodate – its origins, recent case law developments and current practices
  • Consultation approaches, policies and perspectives across Canada, including best practices
  • Indigenous self-governance
  • UNDRIP and what it means going forward

Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers practicing in the areas of Aboriginal law, natural resources, environmental and Constitutional law
  • Government lawyers/officials – federal, provincial and municipal sectors
  • In-house Counsel, particularly those working in the energy, resource and infrastructure development sectors
  • Leaders, councilors and advisors of Indigenous communities
  • Negotiators and mediators for industry, government and Indigenous communities


Day 1 – October 18, 2023 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. (The Foundations)
Day 2 – October 25, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The Indian Act)
Day 3 – November 1, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The Aboriginal Rights Framework in Section 35)
Day 4 – November 8, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The Modern Day Treaties)
Day 5 – November 15, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The Duty to Consult and Accommodate)
Day 6 – November 22, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Where We Are and What’s To Come)