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November 2016 Tribal Trade Conference AGENDA

November 2016 Tribal Trade Conference AGENDA November 2016 Tribal Trade Conference AGENDA
November 28, 2016

 

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INTERNATIONAL INTER-TRIBAL TRADE CONFERENCE AGENDA (Final)

LOCATION: Law School, 3rd floor, Old Main Building, 900 McGill Road, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8

Friday, November 11, 2016                                                                          

4:00 PM            Registration

4:10 PM            Welcoming Honor Song                Drummer Justin Young

4:15 PM            Opening Prayer                               First Nation Elder Margaret Vicars

4:20 PM            Welcoming Remarks

Bradford W. Morse, Dean of Law, Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law

4:25 PM            Welcoming Remarks

Councillor Jeanette Jules & Councillor Viola Thomas for Fred Seymour, Chief, Tk’emlups te Secwepmec

4:30 PM            Host Opening Address

Shane Gottfriedson,  British Columbia Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations

 

5:00 PM            Panel Presentation  – Indigenous Canada is Open for Inter-tribal Trade, Investment and Business

Facilitator – Wayne Garnons-Williams, Chair International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization

Presenters

Raymond Waunach, Executive Director, Cando – Council for the Advancement of Native Economic Development Officers

(Presentation 10 min)

JP Gladu, President, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (via Skype)

(Presentation 10 min)

 

5:20 PM           Oklahoma Tribal Nations Panel  – Business, Trade and Investment Profile of the Oklahoma Tribal Nations

Facilitator – Lindsay Robertson, Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Presenters

 

Scott C. Freeny, Choctaw Nation

(Presentation 20 min)

 Jim Collard, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

(Presentation 20 min)

6:00 PM          Networking/Health Break     &     Refreshments

 

6:15 PM            Host Nations Presentation – Business, Trade and Investment Profile of Attending Canadian First Nations

Facilitator – Bradford Morse, Dean of Law –Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law

Presenters

Councillor Jeanette Jules & Councillor Viola Thomas for Fred Saymour, Chief, Tk’emlups te Secwepmec

(Presentation 15 min)

Chief Dr. Ronald Ignace, Skeetchestn Indian Band for Wayne Christian, Tribal Chief, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

(Presentation 15 min)

Chief Troy Thompson, Kaweno:ke District for Abram Benedict, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

(Presentation 15 min)

Chief Dan Miskokomon, Bkejwanong – Walpole Island First Nation

(Presentation 15 min)

 

7:30 PM            Networking Dinner   –  Noble Pig, 650 Victoria Street, Kamloops – varied menu (fish, gluten free, beef & vegetarian options) – dinner expense is not covered by the conference

 

 

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016                                                                                                    

8:30 AM            Welcoming Honour Song                 Drummer Justin Young

8:35 AM            Opening Prayer Ceremony               First Nation Elder Margaret Vicars

8:40 AM            Welcoming Remarks

Bradford Morse, Dean of Law –Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law

8:45 AM            Welcoming Remarks

The Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation

8:50 AM            Host Opening Address

Chief Dr. Ronald Ignace , Scheetchestn Indian Band for Tribal Chief Wayne Christian, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

 

9:00 AM            Presentation  –  Environmental Issues on International Inter-tribal Trade

Facilitator – Shanthi Senthe, Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law

Presenter

Risa Schwartz, Senior Research Fellow, Int’l Law Research Program, Center for International Governance Innovation

(Presentation 40 min)

(Q&A/Discussion 20 min)

10:00 AM          Networking/Health Break     &     Refreshments

 

10:15 AM          Panel Presentation – Current Obstacles to Tribal Trade (Regulations, policies, perception)

Facilitator – Bradford Morse, Dean of Law –Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law

Presenters

Chief Troy Thompson, Kaweno:ke District, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

(Presentation 25 min)

Chief Dan Miskokomon, Bkejwanong – Walpole Island First Nation

(Presentation 25 min)

(Q&A/Discussion 10 min)

 

11:30 AM          Panel Presentation  –   Opportunities for Growth in Inter-tribal Trade (Forestry, fisheries, industrial, and more)

Facilitator – Lindsay Robertson, Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Presenters

Chief Dr. Ronald Ignace, Skeetchestn Indian Band

(Presentation 20 min)

Miles Richardson O.C., Director, National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development, University of Victoria

(Presentation 20 min.)

(Q&A/Discussion 20 min)

 

12:30 PM          Networking Lunch  Keynote Speaker: Wayne D. Garnons-Williams, Chair, International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization (IITIO)

 

1:30 PM            Panel Presentation  –   Trade Law Issues – Free Trade Zones, NAFTA & Investment

Facilitator – The Honourable David Zimmer, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation,

Government of Ontario

Presenters

Jim Collard, Director of Planning and Economic Development, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

(Presentation 20 Min.)

Michael Woods, Partner, Woods Lafortune, LLP

(Presentation 20 min.)

(Q&A/Discussion 20 min)

2:30 PM            Networking/ Health Break   &     Refreshments

 

2:45 PM            Reaching Out, Partnership & Government, Tools/ Trade Missions

 Michael Woods, Partner, Woods Lafortune, LLP

&

Christian Hansen, Regional Director & Senior Trade Commissioner – BC & Yukon Regions, Canadian Trade Commission Service, Global Affairs Canada

(Presentation 30 min)

(Q&A/Discussion 20 min)

3:45 PM            Networking/ Health Break

 

4:00 PM            Wrap-up/ Summary/ Next steps

Bradford Morse, Dean of Law –Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law & Wayne Garnons-Williams, Chair, International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization

4:30 PM            END OF PROGRAM

 

5:00 PM            Networking wine & cheese at TRU Law School, Upper Foyer Reception   

 

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