Presentations from the PDAC 2017 Aboriginal Program

The Mineral Industry and Indigenous communities – Canadian and international experiences
Monday, March 6
9:30am – 12noon

Indigenous Community of Guandacol and the Relationship with the Gualcamayo Mine, San Juan, Argentina
Mario Hernandez, Director, Community Relations, Argentina, Yamana Gold

Working Together – Exploring the relationship between Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Pic Mobert and Barrick Hemlo
Chief Duncan Michano, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Chief Wayne Sabourin, Pic Mobert First Nation
Andrew Baumen, General Manager, Barrick Hemlo
Jeremy Dart, Environmental Superintendent, Barrick Hemlo
Debi Bouchie, Employee Relations Superintendent, Barrick Hemlo

Indigenous Peoples and Mining in Chile - Perspectives from Government, Industry, and the UN Women
Amparo Cornejo, Director of Social Responsibility and Corporate Affairs for Teck Chile
María Inés Salamanca, UN Women Program Director


The Aboriginal Forum: Reconciliation - The New Context for Relationship Building in Canada
Monday, March 6
2:00-4:30pm - Forum
4:30-5:30pm - Reception

Aboriginal Law, Indigenous Frameworks and Regulatory Regimes: examining the evolving landscape
Tuesday, March 7
9:30am – 12noon

Recent Developments in Metis Rights, Consultation and Reconciliation: What industry needs to know
Jason Madden, Pape Salter Teillet LLP

An Update on the Federal Environmental Assessment Legislation Review: perspective from a member of the Multi-Interest AdvisoryCommittee, and an overview of progressive reform ideas on the table for the EA Panel
Sara Mainville, LL.B, LL.M., Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP

An Update on Key Legal Cases in Canada: the current landscape in Aboriginal Law
Sandra Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP

Aboriginal Communities and the Mineral Industry: Partnerships, Leadership and Perspectives 
Tuesday, March 7

Fostering Community Based Environmental Capacity through Mining Relationships
Cheryl Recollet, Director of Sustainable Development, Wahnapitae First Nation
Stefanie Recollet, Environmental Coordinator, Wahnapitae First Nation
Jolene Recollet, Economic Development Officer, Wahnapitae First Nation

Offsetting arctic fisheries impacts from resource development: a community - company partnership approach
Matthew Pickard, Vice-President Environment & Sustainability, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. TBD, Kugluktuk Angoniatit – Hunters’ and Trappers’ Organization