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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
University Club, 168 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON
1:30 pm REGISTRATION
Opening Ceremony and Welcome
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
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)
5:30 pm BARBECUE AND NETWORKING
MONDAY, JUNE 15
Room 202, Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street
8:00 am REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:35 am Conference Keynote
Kevin Costante Deputy Minister, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
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
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.