Whither Treaties? From Historic to Modern and Beyond

  • February 07, 2014


Publication | Archived Video


Aboriginal law specialists, and municipal, real estate, environmental and natural resource lawyers will not want to miss this comprehensive program on treaties. This is your opportunity to hear from the three lead negotiators on the ground-breaking Algonquin Agreement-in-Principle, which will shake up land use planning in Eastern Ontario for years to come. Almost the entire remainder of Ontario is covered by historic treaties. Enforcement of these treaties is the next contested ground for reconciliation of Aboriginal and Crown interests, especially since the Supreme Court's Manitoba Métis Federation decision which emphasized the "honour of the Crown" as the gold standard for Crown action. Civil litigators and others advising clients on the challenges in asserting, or responding to, historic treaty rights will not want to miss hearing key insights from our expert panelists, including Justice Patrick Smith, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay and of the Specific Claims Tribunal.


Julie Jai, Chair, Aboriginal Law Section
Katherine Hensel, Hensel Barristers


The Journey of Reconciliation: Understanding our Treaty Past, Present and Future
Julie Jai, Barrister and Solicitor

Algonquins of Ontario Land Claim A Modern Treaty
Brian A. Crane, Q.C, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP- Ottawa,

Algonquins of Ontario Renewed Hope - A Journey of Survival, Rebuilding and Self Sufficiency
Robert Potts, Blaney McMurtry LLP

Aboriginal Litigation - Year in Review
Mark Crow, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario

Keynote Address: Why my people cannot wait for another century and more to have Treaties honoured and enforced
Ovide Mercredi, former National Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

Chancing the Arm
The Honourable G. Patrick Smith, Superior Court of Justice