Aboriginal Administrative Law Conference 2015


Course Date: June 19, 2015

Total: 6h 16min

Welcome and Introduction

Administrative Law Principles and First Nation Governments

  • an overview of administrative law principles
  • a summary of the types of administrative law decisions that reach the courts
  • an overview of the types of review and appeal bodies found within many British Columbia Aboriginal governments

Tina L. Dion — Barrister & Solicitor, Tsawwassen

View from the Bench

The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Self-Governing First Nations: What are the Considerations?

  • First Nation Band approaches to good decision-making

Kim Baird  Kim Baird Strategic Consulting, Tsawwassen

Networking Break

First Nation Decision-making and Other Agreements

  • environmental assessment
  • forestry and industry

Aaron S. Bruce Ratcliff & Company LLP, North Vancouver
Angeline S.B. Nyce A. Nyce Law Corporation, North Vancouver

Developing Aboriginal Administrative Law Processes

  • developing and establishing administrative law processes within a modern treaty context
  • self-governing First Nations—Nisga’a

Dale Drown CEO, Metis Nation British Columbia, Abbotsford
Elizabeth C. Hunt Elizabeth C. Hunt Law Corporation, Williams Lake

Lunch with Featured Speaker

Professor John Borrows Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Victoria

Dispute Resolution Among Aboriginal Litigants in the Federal Court of Canada 

The Honourable Douglas Campbell Federal Court, Ottawa

Judicial Councils and Tribunals, Metis Approaches to Membership

  • Tsawwassen First Nation Judicial Council
  • Huu-ay-aht First Nations Tribunal
  • Metis Nation British Columbia

Anja P. Brown  Vice-Chair TFN JC, Mandell Pinder LLP, Vancouver 
John R. Rich  Ratcliff & Company LLP, North Vancouver

Networking Break

Self-regulating Professions and Board and Agency Appointments

  • decision-making within, and Aboriginal perspectives in relation to, self-regulating professional colleges
  • Aboriginal participation within other government and entities decision-making systems

Lisa C. Fong Ng Ariss Fong, Lawyers, Vancouver
Renee Collins-Goult Manager, Executive Support, Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Questions and Discussion