First Peoples Law is dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous peoples' Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights.

Free Workshop for Ontario First Nations

January 24, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Join us on February 7th at Lac Seul First Nation to learn and share experiences about moving towards exercising Indigenous jurisdiction over resource development projects. All First Nations are welcomed to attend.

Time and Location

10am–4pm, Tuesday, February 7th
Lac Seul First Nation Event Centre--Bear Room


Email Seating is limited. Register early.


Indigenous organizations only.


Free! Includes a catered lunch.

Draft Agenda

  • The Basis of Indigenous Jurisdiction
  • Treaties and Jurisdiction
  • Veto vs Consent
  • Exercising Decision-Making
  • IBAs and ‘Certainty Clauses’
  • Wrap-up

Feedback from our last Workshop

Our workshop at Wahnapitae First Nation last November was a huge success.  With 30 people in attendance from numerous Indigenous organizations, there was a great discussion of how to move towards consent-based agreements. Here are some of the participants' comments:
“Great job and explanation of challenging topics."
“Very informative."
“Nice to have many communities gathered together."
“Excellent information and discussion on all topics."
“Great first-hand experiences shared."
“Excellent dialogue, extremely informative."
“Great opportunity for learning. The speaker was ‘top notch."
“Great workshop. Loved the discussion around consent."
“It was discussion-based and interactive. Lots of good topics."
“Excellent dialogue. Great examples of case law."
“Great workshop. Open and safe forum. Open to sharing."


Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.  Download Bruce's bio.

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Joanne Roy(3 years ago)
How can our Saskatchewan first nations an others first nations get this information

Bruce McIvor(3 years ago)
We'll hold one in Saskatchewan asap.

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