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Affinity Institute Courses: Building First Nation Economies | Aboriginal Title Litigation

Tue, 10/20/2015

Building First Nation Economies: Tax, Governance & Business Structures 
Chaired by: J. Peter Ranson, KPMG LLP 
December 3rd & 4th, 2015     SFU Center for Dialogue 580 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

This event will discuss critical information for building and strengthening First Nation economies. Key areas of discussion include: 1. Recent case law; 2. Business structures; 3. Trusts; 4. Impact benefit agreements; 5. Good governance and community assets; 6. First Nation property tax regimes; 7. New governance models; and 8. Tax regimes. Registrants will also participate in a workshop on how to build a governance structure, or repair an existing one, that will lead to business and economic growth, as well as control over decisions that impact the community.  See www.affinityinstitute.ca for more information or to register.  UDI member receive a 15% discount by entering 2015PR15 when registering online.


Aboriginal Title Litigation: Best Practices and Essential Legal Considerations 
Chaired by: Maria Morellato, Q.C., Mandell Pinder LLP, Vancouver, BC 
Geoffrey S. Moyse, Q.C., Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Ministry of Justice, Victoria, BC 
February 25th, 2016    SFU Segal Centre for Business, 500 Granville St., Vancouver, BC

In the wake of the Tsilhqot'in decision, interest in litigating Aboriginal title has never been stronger. However, Aboriginal title litigation is unique, challenging and evolving. This unique intensive will explain the core issues in Aboriginal title from start to finish, and from a broad range of key perspectives. Entirely practical in nature, this course will deliver a complete picture of how to best bring and respond to Aboriginal title claims. We will consider the preliminary legal considerations; lead you through practice issues leading up to, during and after litigation; examine the range of outcomes; as well as discuss litigation's role in the broader reconciliation context, including an examination of alternatives to litigation.   See www.affinityinstitute.ca for more information or to register.  UDI members receive a 15% discount by entering AI32015 when registering online.