Cynthia Westaway 

List of Speaking Engagements

 

  • “Writing Contracts and Agreements for Communities and Companies” and “Treating Each Treaty with Appropriate Consultation” The Canadian Institue, Toronto, May 14-15, 2018

 

  • “Permitting Issues on Indian Reserves, Treaty Lands and Traditional Territories”, IRWA Ontario Chapter 29, Niagara Falls, May 4, 2018

 

  • “The Aboriginal Rights Framework in s.35: Emerging Trends in Rights Litigation and Ethics”, Osgoode, Toronto, April 4, 2018

 

  • UNDRIP Implementation”, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, March 13, 2018

 

  • “Historical Claims: The Implications of Canada v Williams Lake Indian Band”, Pacific Business Law Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2017

 

  • “Federal Reviews of Environmental and Regulatory Processes”, Dene Leadership Meeting, Dettah, Northwest Territories, October 2017

 

  • “Recent Legal Issues Facing Treaties 1-11 First Nations”, National Treaty 1-11 Gathering, Cochrane, Ontario, August 2017

 

  • Appearance along with Chief Roy Fabian (Hay River Dene Reserve) at 47th Annual Dene National Assembly, July 2017

 

  • Appearance along with Vice Chief Dutch Lerat (FSIN) before National Energy Board Expert Panel, January 2017

 

  • Appearance along with Vice Chief Dutch Lerat (FSIN) before the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Expert Panel, September and November 2016

 

  • “Who are Métis? What are the implications of Daniels?”, PBLI Daniels Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2016

 

  • “A Model for Aboriginal Economic Participation in Remote Infrastructure Development”, North of 60 Conference: Unlocking Aboriginal Potential (Co-Chair), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, June 2016

 

  • “Spotlight on the Biggest Legal Cases Impacting Consultation & Engagement”, Aboriginal Consultation & Engagement East, Toronto, Ontario, May 2016

 

  • “Unfinished Business: Honour of the Crown and Treaties; The Role of Honour of the Crown in Treaty Litigation”, CBA 2016 Aboriginal Law Conference (Co-Chaired by DGW), Ottawa, Ontario, May 2016

 

  • “Legal Case Update: Challenges for the Crown, Proponents and Indigenous Interests”, PDAC International Convention Trade Show and Investors Exchange, Toronto, Ontario, March 2016

 

  • “Duty to Consult Case Law Update: Developments in Consultation and Economic Participation in Natural Resource Projects”, OBA’s Institute 2016 Program, Toronto, Ontario, February 2016

 

  • “What is Accommodation and What Does It Look Like?”, “The Intersection of Industry interests and Their Role in Consultation”, The Commons Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2015

 

  • “Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal Relations: Doing Business Together”, IRWA Northern Initiative Conference, Sudbury, Ontario, September 2015

 

  • “A Model for Aboriginal Economic Participation in Remote Infrastructure Development”, Insight, North Of 60 Conference, Yellowknife, NWT, June 2015

 

  • Co-Chair Insight, North Of 60 Conference, Yellowknife, NWT, June 2015

 

  • “Beyond Impact Benefit Agreements – Using the Appropriate Language to Frame Relationships and Expected Outcomes”, Canadian Institute’s 8th Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation Post Conference Workshop, June 2015

 

  • “Deep Dive into Consultation and Negotiation Tactics and Consultation Litigation”, Canadian Institute’s 8th Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation Post Conference Workshop, June 2015

 

  • Chair of the Canadian Institute’s 8th Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation Conference, June 2015

 

  • “Consultation, Tribal – Industry Relations: Examples from Canada”, College of Law, the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program, Tucson, Arizona, April 2015

 

  • “What is Accommodation and What Does It Look Like?”, “The Intersection of Industry interests and Their Role in Consultation”, “Where will the Law of Consultation and Accommodation Go Next?” The Commons Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, March 2015

 

  • “Natural Resource Projects – The Duty to Consult First Nations and Canada’s Responsibility Under Investment Treaties” 43rd Annual CCIL Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2014

 

  • “Considering Land Rights for First Nations – How Broad is the Application of New Tests from Tsilhqot’in/ Roger William?”, Insight – Aboriginal Law Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2014

 

  • “Funding First Nations Resource Development and P3 Projects”, North of 60 Aboriginal Land and Resource Development, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, May 2014

 

  • “Funding First Nations Resource Development and P3 Projects”, Aboriginal Land Resource Management Forum, Toronto, Ontario, April 2014

 

  • “P3 Projects in the Aboriginal Context”, Aboriginal Land and Resource Management Forum, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 2014

 

  • “Are you considering the establishment of a Trust?  Key considerations for First Nations, Métis and Inuit”, 2nd Annual Yukon First Nation Trust Symposium, Whitehorse, Northwest Territories, November 2013

 

  • “Challenging the EU Seal Ban: Respect of the Right to Culture, Self-Governance and Self-Destruction”, Canada Council on International Law, DFAIT, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2013

 

  • “Industry/Aboriginal Relations: Doing Business”, Prospects North Conference 2013, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, September 2013

 

  • New Legislation (Bills C-37, C-38), The Canadian Institute’s National Form on Indigenous Leadership and Self-Governance Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 2013 “Overlapping Claims and Reconciliation,” Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March 2013

 

  • “Analyzing the Relationship Between Accommodation, Reconciliation and Compensation: Is Adequate Compensation Enough?”, 7th Annual Forum on Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation, Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, February 2013

 

  • “Mitigating Legal Risk for First Nations HR Practitioners”, Human Resource Management for First Nations, Aboriginal, and Métis Communities, Infonex, Ottawa, Ontario, February 2013

 

  • “Industry/Aboriginal Relations: Doing Business”, Aboriginal Land Resource Forum, Insight, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2013

 

  • “Recent Developments in Consultation Case Law and the Influence on the Consultation Process”, Western Aboriginal Consultation & Negotiation, Canadian Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, January 2013

 

  • “Traditional Knowledge and Canadian Intellectual Property: A Time for Reconciliation”, Panel 1D – Indigenous Peoples in Times of Crisis, CCIL – 41st Annual Conference: SOS International Law: International Law in Times of Crisis and Emergency, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2012

 

  • “Resolving Asserted Overlapping Traditional Land Interests Between First Nations”, 11th Annual Aboriginal Law Forum, Toronto, Ontario, October 2012

 

  • “Duty to Consult: Ask a Lawyer – Bring Your Questions”, 8th National Lands Managers Gathering, Iqaluit, Nunavut, September 2012

 

  • “Negotiating Impact Benefit Agreements”, 2012 Conference Canada’s Other Cost, Iqaluit, Nunavut, September 2012

 

  • “Industry & First Nations Relations Protocol”, Industry & First Nations Forum, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 2012

 

  • “Negotiating and Marketing Successful Agreements Between Stakeholders”, Canadian Institute’s Course: The Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law, Toronto, Ontario, June 2012

 

  • “Challenges of Mining Exploration and Development on Reserve Lands”, AANDC Mining Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, March 2012

 

  • ‘Aboriginal Women in Business: Forging Ahead”, Feminist Legal Studies Queens Conference, queens University, Kingston, Ontario, March 2012

 

  • “Pulling it Altogether: Ongoing Consultation and Opening Lines of communication to Maximize Project Success”, Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation Conference, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, February 2012

 

  • “New Domestic Consultation Jurisprudence”, Aboriginal Energy Forum, December 2011

 

  • “Tensions Inherent in the Implementation of the Declaration”, The United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, November 2011

 

  • “International Legal Protections for Indigenous Cultures and the Use of Animals as a Protected Cultural and Food Resource”, Canadian Council on International Law, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2011

 

  • “Doing Business with Foreign Partners”, Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference & Trade Show, Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2011

 

  • “Analysing the Caselaw: Who Speaks for the Band” and “Consultation and Accommodation:  Implications for Industry”, presentations to Chinese Canadian Business Community, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 2011

 

  • “Negotiating and Making Successful Agreements Between Stakeholders”, The Canadian Institute: The Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law, Toronto, Ontario, June 2011

 

  • “Legal Rights of First Nations Regarding Resource Development”, Infonex Conference on Building Communities and Achieving Sustainability 2011, Calgary, Alberta, April 2011

 

  • “Special Challenges in Aboriginal Litigation”, The Canadian Institute Conference on Consultation, Toronto, Ontario, February 2011
  • “Aboriginal Rights and Titles, the Roger Williams Story”, conference paper, Ottawa, Ontario, 2008

 

  • “The Royal Proclamation Reconsidered after Bernard and Marshall”, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2008

 

  • “Consultation and Comparative Analysis, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia”, lectures at Washington College of Law and University of Ottawa, 2007 and 2008

 

  • “Standing and Indigenous Rights at International Law”, American University, Washington D.C., 2007

 

  • “Standing for Collective Rights”, Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Toronto, Ontario 2007

 

  • “Comparative Indigenous Law”, Lecture, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 2006

 

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