Learning Seminar:
“Environmental Assessment and Aboriginal Consultation with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia”

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
October 29, 2014



Masters of Ceremony:     

Janice Maloney, Executive Director, Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative
Julie Towers, Chief Executive Officer, NS Aboriginal Affairs,

8:20 - Registration and Networking Coffee

8:50 - Opening Prayer

9:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chief Sidney Peters, Co-chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs
Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

9:20 - Duty to Consult: Context and Update

Justin Huston, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Aboriginal Affairs
Bruno Steinke, Director Consultation and Accommodation, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

9:50 - Provincial Environmental Assessments and Consultation

Peter Geddes, Director of Policy and Planning, Nova Scotia Environment

10:20 - Morning Health Break / Networking

10:50 - Federal Environmental Assessments and Consultation

Betty Cougle, Senior Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

11:20 - Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia Perspective Revised Mi’kmaq Ecological Knowledge Study Protocols

Twila Gaudet, Consultation Liaison, Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative

12:00 - Networking Lunch

1:00 - Mi’kmaq Perspective on the Willams Decision (Tsilhqot’in Nation vs. British Columbia)

Naiomi Metallic, Burchells LLP

1:30 - Environmental Assessments and Aboriginal Consultation - Consultant’s Perspective

Ann Wilkie, Vice President, Environmental Services, CBCL Limited

2:00 - South Canoe Wind Project – Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Jennifer Pratt, Environmental Scientist, Nova Scotia Power
Mary-Frances Lynch, Community Relations Manager, Minas Energy

2:30 - Afternoon Health Break / Networking

3:00 - Avalon Rare Metals – Perspective from a Mineral Development Company

Don Bubar, President, Avalon Rare Metals

3:45 - Moderated Discussion Panel

Afternoon Session Speakers

4:15 - Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Masters of Ceremony

4:30 - Closing Prayer

This is a paper free event – copies of the presentations will be sent by email prior to the event as no hard copies will be provided.
Thank you.