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Building Understanding, Improving Outcomes: Proponent Engagement to inform Government’s Duty to Consult Workshop - Saskatoon

  • 16 Jan 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Staybridge Suites Saskatoon - University
  • 33


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Project proposals, submitted to government that have the potential to adversely impact the exercise of Treaty and Aboriginal rights and traditional uses, will trigger government’s duty to consult. Where a proponent anticipates the duty to consult may be triggered, they may engage with First Nation and Metis communities to collect and document relevant information in their project proposal to inform government’s duty to consult process. Early engagement also provides the opportunity to build a relationships, provide information, understand a community’s interests, and make adjustments to the project design to avoid or mitigate potential adverse impacts to the exercise of Treaty and Aboriginal rights. This one day workshop covers the legal foundations of the duty to consult, Government of Saskatchewan’s duty to consult policy, and how to engage effectively to build understanding and improve outcomes.

Speaker Biography

Karen Bolton, is the Director of Aboriginal Consultation for the Ministry of Government Relations.  She has Masters in Geography with a focus in Environmental Planning and 25 years of work experience in federal and provincial governments on agricultural, environmental and municipal issues.  Karen and her team provide:

  • advice and guidance to ministries’ on implementation of the Government’s Consultation Policy Framework; and
  • manage the First Nation and Métis Consultation Participation Fund to ensure duty to consult objectives and obligations are met and First Nation and Métis relationships are strengthened.
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