2 day eventIn Vancouver, BC
  • April 25, 20171:00pm - 9:00pm
  • April 26, 20178:00am - 5:00pm

Canada’s legal and constitutional framework has been a fundamental element in defining and shaping the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples. As the legal framework has evolved, from the Royal Proclamation to Section 35, so too has the nature and expression of modern jurisdictional relationships.  This can be seen in the judicial assertion of rights as the primary option, which often leads to lengthy litigation resulting in a legal relationship built on reaction and conflict. While the Constitution and legislation have provided opportunities for advancement, there remain impediments related to the achievement of self-government, cooperation, imagination and political will. Further foundational changes are required to develop new conceptions of jurisdiction under a renewed nation-to-nation relationship built on trust and respect.

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Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 W Hastings St,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4R5

Video coverage of the event

Watch panels from the event and interviews with thought leaders by clicking the videos below or on YouTube:

Interviews with The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Stephen Kakfwi, Sophie Pierre, and Peter Lantin.
These 10 videos cover all six panels from both days of the event, as well as opening and closing remarks.