Sandy Sanderson Maximizing Business Opportunities Through Industry Engagement

Sandy Sanderson, CEO Goodfish Business Corp., spoke at the Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement Speaker Series in Edmonton, Alberta on October 22, 2013. His topic was Maximizing Business Opportunities Through Industry Engagement.

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Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement in Alberta - Speaker Series

In 2013 we hosted a Speaker Series in Edmonton. Below are the speakers who kindly presented. 

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Sale of c̓əsnaʔəm (Marpole) Site to Musqueam Indian Band Finalized

By Bob Joseph

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Sandy Sanderson, CEO, Goodfish Lake Business Corp

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The Duty to Consult—A Second-Best Alternative


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Waiting for the Honour of the Crown - Case Comment

By Kate Buttery, Affiliate Counsel with First Peoples Law; reprinted with kind permission from Kate Buttery


Aboriginal people hear a lot about the honour of the Crown, but rarely encounter it. The Federal Court’s recent decision in Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte v. Canada is a welcome example of a First Nation succeeding in enforcing, on a practical level, the Crown’s obligations to engage honourably and negotiate in good faith.

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The Duty to Consult—the Groundhog Day Conundrum

By Bruce McIvor, principal, First Peoples Law

reprinted with kind permission from Bruce McIvor

Case Comment on Adams Lake Indian Band v. British Columbia (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2013 BCSC 877

If government had its way, the duty to consult would suffer the plight of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day—devoid of a past and a future, doomed to the confines of the present.

With its recent decision in Adams Lake, the BC Supreme Court has made a further contribution to the developing law on whether there are past and future components to the duty to consult with mixed results for government and First Nations.

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Ben Bradshaw The Growing Authority of Indigenous Communities


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Bill 22, the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

May 8, 2013
Legislation supports greater involvement for First Nations in consultation process

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Dion Arnouse "Aboriginal Industry Engagement"

A First Nations Consultant's Perspective.

Dion Arnouse, founding CEO of 2Badgers Consulting Inc., an Aboriginal owned and operated consulting company, spoke at Expanding Our Knowledge Conference in April, 2013.

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