Friday, May 29, 2009

Mineral Resources and Aboriginal Lands First Nation Conference

2009 First Nations Conference
Mineral Resources and Aboriginal Lands
June 14-15, 2009


Canada's natural resources are an opportunity for First Nations and the mining industry to develop a strong economic and social advantage. This conference provides a unique meeting place to explore public policy challenges and build relationships among First Nations people, industry and government.

Registration Fee: $300 (incl GST)

Co-sponsored by FNTI, Queen's School of Policy Studies, and Kinross Professorship in Mining and Sustainability.

Media sponsor: Canadian Government Executive.

University Club, 168 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON

2:00 pm

Opening Ceremony and Welcome
2:30 pm

Keynote Address

A New Vision: Social and Economic Benefits through Mineral Resource Development

Chief Shawn Atleo, Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations and Chancellor of Vancouver Island University

3:30 pm BREAK
4:00 pm Panel 1 - Canada's Mineral Resources and Aboriginal
Economic Development
Theresa Hall Chief, Attawapiskat First Nation
Steve Lucas Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Lori Sterling Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (invited)


Room 202, Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street

8:35 am Conference Keynote
Kevin Costante Deputy Minister, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

9:30 am

Panel 2 - Ontario Mining Act Amendments: A new deal for First Nations?
Jason Wilson Program Director, Community and Resource Development, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Robert Merwin Director, Mining Act Modernization Secretariat, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

10:30 am BREAK
11:00 am Dialogue - Participant Input on Mining Act Amendments
and Regulations

12:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm Panel 3 - Case Studies and Best Practices
Manny Jules former Chief, Kamloops Indian Band
Andy Baribeau Community Affairs Manager, Opinaca Mines, Goldcorp Inc.
Patrick O'Neill Director, Mineral Resources, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Victoria Remenda Professor, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen's University

2:00 pm BREAK
2:30 pm Dialogue - The Way Forward Action Planning
3:30 pm Closing Remarks
3:40 pm Closing Ceremony

To register or find out more about the conference, visit here.

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