Annual Report 2021-2022

  • July 21, 2022

Summary of Meetings: Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Island

Number of Meetings Held: 5

November 02, 2021
Registration Count: 22
Guest Speaker: Geordie Hungerford
Meeting Title/Topic: Aboriginal Law Sections Consultation on CBABC Reconciliation Action Plan
Synopsis: CBABC is reviewing its Reconciliation Action Plan and consulting with groups throughout CBABC. Reviewed the progress made to date and requested input from the members on the next Reconciliation Action Plan for the CBABC. Joint meeting with Aboriginal Law

November 10, 2021
Registration Count: 8
Guest Speaker: Brock Roe, Principal, JFK Law
Meeting Title/Topic: Aboriginal Law Experiences with Brock Roe & Fall Social
Brock Roe, a principal at JFK Law Corporation, spoke about his legal career and practice management as a solicitor in corporate/commercial and Aboriginal law. We were pleased to host this event in person and reconnected with members face-to-face! 

February 22, 2022
Registration Count: 30
Guest Speaker: Merle Alexander, Q.C., Principal (Partner), MT+Co Yvan Guy Larocque, Lawyer, MT+Co Derek Odgers, Cannabis Policy Analyst, First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC)
Meeting Title/Topic: Cannabis and Indigenous Jurisdiction
Synopsis: Discussed the latest emerging legal issues related to cannabis and Indigenous jurisdiction, legal reform, jurisdiction basics, and government-to-government agreements.

May 03, 2022
Registration Count: 51
Guest Speaker: Liam McGuigan
Meeting Title/Topic: Indigenous Lands and Land Owner Transparency Act
Synopsis: An overview of the application of the Land Owner Transparency Act to First Nations. Liam McGuigan is a lawyer at Woodward and Company, whose practice area touches upon human rights, trusts, lands, and corporate governance.

June 24, 2022
Registration Count: 88
Guest Speaker: Robert Janes, QC, Principal, JFK Law LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Aboriginal Law Review
Synopsis: Robert Janes, QC, JFK Law LLP presented his annual update on developments in Aboriginal Law. Joint meeting with Aboriginal Law - Vancouver