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May 2014

Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource Permitting Governance Trends Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource
Location: Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: Ken Cossey, MCIP, RPP, Songhees First Nation Director of Lands and Real Estate Operations
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource : $159.00 + GST = $166.95 until May 13, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource : $229.00 + GST = $240.45

Non-Member Price: Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource : $229.00 + GST = $240.45

Student Member Price: Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource : $114.50 + GST = $120.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 13, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Who Makes the Decisions: First Nations Land Use and Resource Permitting Governance Trends Seminar. As we have 606 First Nation communities across Canada, of which 202 are located across various regions of British Columbia, have you ever wondered who makes the decisions for the First Nation with respect to lands and resource extraction? Have you ever wondered if a lands and resource governance system exits for First Nations? For example, a First Nation that has a Land Code in place can create and implement a subdivision servicing law, a development cost charge law, a building inspection and regulation law, environmental laws, issue resource extraction permits and works and services may become a requirement of a development permit.

If you have ever thought about these issues, then you are not alone. Currently and speaking in very general terms, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has various types of programs in place with respect to land use and resource extraction decisions. They range from full control of the minister to the delegation of certain tasks to the First Nation level with the minister making the final decision. This type of arrangement is not locally controlled by the First Nation.

Under the First Nations Lands Management Act the decision is once again at the First Nation level. A new sector of self-government is emerging.
 
The presentation will focus on the comparisons of the governance systems and tools that are allowed under the Indian Act and the First Nations Lands Management Act.
 
This new sector of self-government available to First Nations allows the respective nation to be an active and full partner in a local or regional economy and it is important as professionals that we understand this new trend. 
 
Who should attend this presentation?
  • Anyone employed in a municipality or regional district that has a First Nation neighbour
  • Anyone who provides engineering or geosciences consulting services
 
What will I gain by attending the presentation?
 
You will gain a better understanding on what this new sector of self-government means in any or all of the following areas:
 
1.        Identification of opportunities that may exist for the provision of professional consulting services
2.        What you can add to any existing arrangement that your municipality or regional district has with any adjacent First Nation government
3.        Creating a new arrangement with your First Nation neigbours
4.        Identification on how a municipality or regional district can work with a First Nation on the regional or local projects so that their respective goals have been achieved

Instructor

Ken Cossey, MCIP, RPP, Songhees First Nation Director of Lands and Real Estate Operations

Ken Cossey is a registered community planning professional with a Planning degree, a Site Planning certificate, a Lands and Resource Management certificate and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of BC. Ken has over twenty-eight years of experience in a variety of planning and policy development functions; for municipalities, regional districts, a regional planning commission and First Nations’ groups, across Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, as both a consultant and an employee. As a registered planning professional Ken also volunteers his time to the Planning Institute of BC as an exam marker. In 2005 until 2011, Ken represented the Shawnigan Lake Area on the Cowichan Valley Regional District Board. While on the Board he was a member of the various committees; the Transit Committee, The Parks Committee, the Electoral Area Services Committee, the Regional Services Committee and was Chair of the Engineering and Environment Committee. Today Ken is a board member of the Oak Transit Society Board and the Gerry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team Society. Ken currently resides in the Shawnigan Lake and is a strong supporter of the Chelsea Football Club and is still very active on the local soccer scene as a player.


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