Arbutus Law Group LLP partners Micha Menczer, Kathryn Deo, and Ming Song attended the Canadian Bar Association 2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Kathryn Deo was the conference co-chair and Micha Menczer presented a paper entitled “Recognition and Implementation of Self-Government.”
In an unprecedented, unanimous decision written by the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court of Canada unequivocally held that a First Nation, in this case the Tsilhqot’in Nation, successfully established Aboriginal title to its claimed area. In so doing, the decision provides a clear and substantive framework for establishing Aboriginal title, the rights Aboriginal title confers and the application of provincial laws of general application to land held under Aboriginal title – all within the backdrop of recognizing and requiring a culturally sensitive approach.
Micha Menczer will be presenting a paper on “Recognition and Implementation of Self-Government” at the Canadian Bar Association 2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference “Nation Building Under Land Claims Agreements , Treaties and Self-Government Agreements” in Iqualuit, Nunavut June 20, 2014.
Ming Song will be speaking at the Federated Press Conference, “2nd Mini LLB for Aboriginal Leadership” on March 3 & 4, 2014 in Vancouver. She will be speaking on Conflicts of Interest.
Micha Menczer made a presentation on “Implementing Self-Government” at the Westbank First Nation Economic Development Conference.
Kathryn Deo will be speaking September 11-13 at the 20th Annual First Nations Tax Administrators Association in St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook BC. You can see the agenda here in PDF format.