Annual Report 2021-2022

  • July 21, 2022

Summary of Meetings: Aboriginal Law - Vancouver

Number of Meetings Held:6

September 23, 2021
Registration Count: 58
Guest Speaker: Marnie Munro, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel for Justice Canada Chelsea Cameron, Project Manager, Lands and Economic Development, Indigenous Services Canada
Meeting Title/Topic: Framework and Process for Additions to Reserve under the Additions of Land to Reserve and Reserve Creation Act
Synopsis: In partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, Marnie Munro, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel for Justice Canada, provided an introduction to the statutory framework for conferring Indian reserve land status upon fee simple and provincial Crown lands.

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

March 14, 2022
Registration Count: 41
Guest Speaker: Matt Hammond, Senior Environmental Consultant, Business Team Lead, PGL Nathan Braun, Partner, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Aurora Van Buren, Human Environment Manager, Two Worlds Consulting
Meeting Title/Topic: Practical Considerations for Provincial Environmental Assessments
Synopsis: Overview on the background and rationale for the BC Environmental Assessment Act 2018. Joint meeting with Environmental Law Section

April 06, 2022
Registration Count: 35
Guest Speaker: Mary Teegee, Executive Director, Carrier Sekani Family Services Scott A. Smith, Partner, Gowling WLG Paul Seaman, Partner, Gowling WLG
Meeting Title/Topic: Indigenous Child Welfare Issues
Synopsis: Covered recent national developments in connection with the implementation Bill C-92, emerging case law, the inherent right and jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples over child and family services.

April 27, 2022
Registration Count: 48
Guest Speaker: Andrew Beynon, First Nation Land Management Resource Centre Patti Wight, First Nation Land Management Resource Centre Amy Jo Scherman, First Peoples Law LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Part 1: Overview of Land Codes and Framework Agreement
Synopsis: Reviewed the mechanics and amendments to the Framework Agreement, precedent setting court cases, and other practical issues associated with implementation of First Nation land codes and land laws.

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 Island