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The Supreme Court of Canada has spoken. Are you up-to-date on the changing legal landscape? Learn from the experts about the implications of the Ktunaxa Nation decision.

The often challenging landscape of Indigenous law and the duty to consult becomes more complex when the Court must also consider Indigenous spiritual beliefs and freedom of religion issues. On November 2nd 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada provided guidance on these contentious issues in Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations).

An outstanding panel of experts – including counsel for the Ktunaxa Nation – will guide you through the decision, the key issues and their implications, including:

  • What does the SCC’s decision suggest about the judicial policies that affect s. 2(a) claims and what implications might this have for future claims?
  • What are the implications of Ktunaxa’s approach for Indigenous spiritual beliefs that depend on a connection to land?
  • What does Ktunaxa add to the Court’s recent duty-to-consult jurisprudence (including Clyde River and Chippewas of the Thames?)

There will be ample time for questions with the faculty. All registrants will receive 90-day access to the program. Register now!

PLUS! When you register for the Ktunaxa Nation webinar, you will obtain free access to Understanding the Role of Tribunals, Municipalities and Other Administrative Bodies, a pre-recorded segment from the recent Legal and Practical Guide to Consultation with Indigenous Peoples. Topics include:

  • Whether or not municipalities have a duty to consult in relation to planning initiatives?
  • How have municipalities approached Indigenous engagement?
  • Emerging case law update:
    • i. The Hamlet of Clyde River et al v Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (PGS) et al.
    • ii. Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v Enbridge et al


  • Michael Dunn, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Constitutional Law Branch (ON)
  • Jeff Huberman, Grant Huberman Barristers & Solicitors
  • Robert Janes, QC, JFK Law Corporation
  • Justin Safayeni, Stockwoods LLP Barristers

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webinar Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Date & Time

December 20, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST



Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

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

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