Indigenous Rights in Canada – A review of significant legal and constitutional milestones

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This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the most significant legal and constitutional milestones relating to the recognition and evolution of Indigenous rights, title and treaty rights in Canada. The presenters will trace certain key developments in Indigenous rights from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to the present, including historic and modern treaties, the recognition of Aboriginal and treaty rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 and related jurisprudence, the duty to consult, and Canada’s commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The presenters aim to provide participants with an historical and contextual framework for understanding the unique challenges and opportunities in Canada for the implementation of UNDRIP and the ongoing pursuit of reconciliation.

When: Oct 28, 2020 01:00 PM Oct 28, 2020 02:30 PM

Host: Channa Perera, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Best Practices at CEA, Canadian Electricity Association / Rewa Mourad, Communications Officer, Canadian Electricity Association

Presenting Corporate Partner: McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Presenters: Bryn Gray, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault / Stephanie Axmann, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Vezina at vezina@electricity.ca