04/30/2009 11:00 am
05/01/2009 11:00 am

8th Annual


April 30 - May 1, 2009 | Shaw Conference Centre | Edmonton



JoAnn P. Jamieson
Senior Associate
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Ron S. Maurice
Senior Partner, Maurice Law
Barristers and Solicitors (Calgary)


Keynote Addresses

Opportunities and Challenges in
Developing Government
Policy on the Legal
Duty to Consult

Honourable June Draude
Minister First Nations and Métis Relations (SK)

Alberta's New Land-Use Framework and its Impact on Oil, Gas and Energy
Development in Alberta

Morris Seiferling
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry for Sustainable Development (Alberta)

Best Partnering Practices
Honourable Gene Zwozdesky
Minister of Aboriginal Relations (Alberta)


This Insight conference has grown over the years into a must attend annual event. This year's conference highlights include:

  • Indian Oil and Gas Act Amendments and updates on Indian Oil and Gas Canada
  • Alberta's new Land-use Framework and its impact on oil, gas and
    energy development
  • Energy sector business development opportunities and developments
    in British Columbia
  • Negotiating Impact Benefit Agreements that lead to successful energy
    project development
  • Major Projects Management Office: co-ordination of Federal Aboriginal
    consultation on major resource projects south of 60
  • Expectations: what industry should expect when seeking to consult
  • Partnering with First Nations - The Tsilhqot'in power project experience -
    a case study
  • Industry and Aboriginal joint ventures - best practices and case studies
  • What do Aboriginal communities expect in terms of consultation?
  • Building major projects through sustainable First Nations relationships

and much more

Plus, don't miss the intensive full day workshop on Consultation - it's about Communication, Negotiation and Adhering to Established Best Practices
by Carol Crowe, President, Indigenous Visions Inc.,
on April 29, 2009 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

This session will take you through the fundamentals of consultation and is designed to build collaborative and consultation skills for both Aboriginal leadership
and industry management.

Register for Conference



Case Study
Partnering with First Nations -
The Tsilhqot'in
Power Project Experience

Jeff Paquin
Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
Western Biomass Power Corporation. A division of Run of River Power Corporation and partner in the Tsilhqot'in
Power Project

Indian Oil and Gas Act Amendments and Updates on Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC)
Strater Crowfoot
Executive Director
Indian Oil and
Gas Canada (IOGC),
Indian and Northern

Affairs Canada

Remnants of
Oil Sands Development:
What Will Be Left to
the First Peoples
of the Athabasca Region?

Melody Lepine
Director of Industry Relations
Mikisew Cree First Nation

Major Projects
Management Office:
A Year Later!
Co-ordination of Federal
Aboriginal Consultation
on Major Resource
Projects South of 60

John Pratt
Legal Counsel
Natural Resources Canada,
Major Projects Management

Office (MPMO)

A Non-Legal Perspective on the Importance of
Aboriginal Consultation

David Coombs and David Luff
Managing Partners
Talking Stick Consulting Group Ltd.

Panel Discussion
Building Major Projects Through Sustainable First Nations Relationships?
It's All About
Working Together -
A First Nations Perspective

Chief Shane Gottfriedson
Tk'emlúps Indian Band
Phil Peddie
Band Administrator
Fort McKay First Nation

Accommodation and Compensation - The Next Stages of the Consultation Process
Jerome Slavik
Ackroyd, LLP

Recommendations for
Working Together

Brenda Kenny
The Canadian Energy Pipeline
Association (CEPA)

Accommodating Diverse
Interests and Building
Solid Relationships

Claude Saddleback
CEO & President
Samson Oil and Gas Inc.
Samson Cree First Nation
Brian Alford
Bronco Energy

Energy Sector
Business Development Opportunities and Developments in
British Columbia

Dave Porter
Interim CEO
BC First Nations Energy Council

Developing an Integrated Model for Aboriginal Consultation in
a Regulatory Process:
The Mackenzie Gas Project

Margaret Buist
General Counsel
Mackenzie Gas Project Coordination Secretariat,
Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Department of Justice Canada

The Specific Claims
Tribunal Act

Robert Winogron
Senior Counsel
Indian and Northern Affairs, Specific Claims Section (LSU)

Negotiating Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) that
Lead to Successful Energy
Project Development

JoAnn P. Jamieson
Senior Associate
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Expectations: What Industry
Should Expect When Seeking to Consult

Sandra Gogal
Miller Thomson LLP