Annual Report 2022-2023

  • August 24, 2023

Summary of Meetings: Aboriginal Law - Vancouver

Number of Meetings Held:4

November 30, 2022
Registration Count: Remote: 38 | In-person: 12
Guest Speakers: Maxime Faille and Doug McArthur
Meeting Title/Topic: Panel Discussion regarding the Federal Government’s New Policy on Self-Government and the s. 87 Tax Exemption
Synopsis: Our panelists discussed the federal government’s new policy on the former requirement to give up the section 87 tax exemption in order to obtain a self-government agreement from the perspective of a Nation currently engaged in self-government negotiations and a Nation with a finalized agreement.

March 9, 2023
Registration Count: 134
Guest Speakers: Maegen Giltrow, KC
Meeting Title/Topic: Cumulative Impacts on Treaty Rights: Yahey v British Columbia
Synopsis: Maegen Giltrow, KC, lead counsel in Yahey, is a Partner and the lead of the Indigenous Law Group at Ratcliffe LLP. She works in litigation, negotiation and law and policy development. This was a joint meeting with Aboriginal Law – Vancouver Island and Natural Resources Law.

May 30, 2023
Registration Count: 159
Guest Speakers: Robert Janes, KC
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Aboriginal Law Update
Synopsis: Aboriginal law is a dynamic, and ever eveolving area of law. Robert Janes, KC, reviewed key cases from the past year and lead us through the highs, lows, and everything in between as he reviewed notable decisions. This was a joint meeting with Aboriginal Law – Vancouver Island.

June 22, 2023
Registration Count: 79
Guest Speakers: Andrew Beynon, Patti Wight, Amy Jo Scherman, and Gregory Steves
Meeting Title/Topic: Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Court Cases, and First Nation Land Codes and Laws
Synopsis: Andrew Beynon, Patti Wight, Amy Jo Scherman and Gregory Steves reviewed the mechanics of the Framework Agreement, precedent setting court cases, and other practical issues associated with the implementation of First Nation land codes and land laws.