IPHRC/JSGS Public Workshop: Foundations of Aboriginal Policy Development
Facilitated by Yvonne Boyer, IPHRC, Ken Coates, JSGS, and Jo-Ann Episkenew, IPHRC
Wednesday February 6, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 AM - End Time: 4:30 PM
|Campus:||University of Regina campus|
|Regina Location:||Training Room, 2nd Floor, SpringBoard West Innovations Inc. 120 - 2 Research Drive Regina, Saskatchewan|
|Description:||With Idle No More demonstrations across the country, high-stakes meetings between Aboriginal leaders and government officials, and transformative court decisions on Indigenous rights, Aboriginal issues have gained more prominence in government than, perhaps, at any time in Canadian history. Most Canadians, and most government officials, are puzzled by the complex legal and political aspects of contemporary Aboriginal communities and institutions. For public servants, coming to terms with the reality and implications of Aboriginal constitutional and legal rights is one of the most pressing challenges of the early 21st century. |
The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) are pleased to offer an interactive workshop that reviews the legislative and legal foundations of current Aboriginal policies. The workshop includes case studies and small and large group discussions. Participants will work collaboratively to determine both the meaning and impact of Aboriginal rights and will focus on developing effective strategies for incorporating Indigenous constitutional and legal rights into contemporary policy making.
While attention will be given to the historical and legal origins of contemporary Aboriginal policies, the workshop focuses on working effectively with Indigenous peoples, in the context of their legally defined rights. Participants will be challenged to assess the effectiveness of current government policies and processes, to identify shortcomings and accomplishments within departmental operations and to consider ways to connect government practice with constitutional and legal obligations to First Nations peoples.
For generations, First Nations people in Saskatchewan have spoken about the importance of honouring the treaties and living as Treaty Peoples. This workshop describes how all Saskatchewan residents and all Canadians are similarly required to be Treaty Peoples and to bring government policy and procedures in line with changing national and international law and best practice.
|Please Note:||Please be advised that this workshop is now full. You may still register, but you will be added to the waitlist and contacted in the event of a cancellation. |
If you are waitlisted, you will not be invoiced or charged until you are confirmed to attend.
|Cost:||Early Bird:||$395.00 (plus GST) until Jan. 18, 2013|
|Regular:||$450.00 (plus GST) after Jan. 18, 2013|