Indigenous Engagement, Consultation and Consent: A Canadian Case Law Perspective – Virtual Workshop -Members Only

This workshop will be held over two days, 2 ½ hours each day

Thursday, May 21, 2020 (1 – 3:30 PM EST)

Friday, May 22, 2020 (1 – 3:30 PM EST)


CEA is pleased to host this in-depth virtual workshop ahead of the expected federal legislation on Indigenous tights later this year. This workshop will examine relevant legal and practical implications of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and its related provision on Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) from a Canadian case law perspective. Discussions will include ways that Canadian courts and regulatory bodies have approached consultation, accommodation and consent in project development.

Speaker: Sandra Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP

Sandra Gogal has a nationally recognized practice in Aboriginal and environmental law. She has extensive experience advising mining, energy, oil, gas, and engineering companies, lenders, and investors, as well as provincial and federal government agencies, on Aboriginal, regulatory, and hydro-electric and wind power, forestry, and mining project matters.

Sandra has a combined 20 years’ experience in-house with the Government of Ontario, and in private practice advising on resource developments across Canada. She has advised general counsel on matters relating to Aboriginal rights and consultation, environmental assessments, regulatory matters, government relations, and negotiations. She has negotiated several successful commercial arrangements, impact and benefit agreements, and partnerships between industry and First Nations on major Canadian hydro-electric projects and mining projects. Sandra is published and continues to be a frequent presenter on Aboriginal and environmental law to Insight, Canadian Institute, Canada Forum, and the Conference Board of Canada in relation to Aboriginal matters and current legal updates.

Sandra has been recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008 for Aboriginal and environmental law. Chambers Global has named her a leading lawyer in Aboriginal law since 2013. She is the Past Chair for the Canadian Bar Association’s Aboriginal Law section and a leader in Aboriginal law at Miller Thomson.

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