Agenda

11:00 am

Public ceremony - front lawn of the Legislature

Chief Roland Willson West Moberly First Nations and Chief Tsakoza Prophet River First Nation.

501 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 2L8

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11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Check In

At First Metropolitan United Church.

932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 1A8

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1:00 pm

Territorial Acknowledgement

Master carver, cultural educator and Songhees First Nation elder, Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux’wey’lupton) will be welcoming us to the traditional lands of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

Opening and Agenda

Jackie Larkin - Summit Co-chair
Steve Gray - Summit Co-chair
Janet Gray - Summit Logistics

1:45 pm

Unpacking the NDP Government Decision

Frame: Indigenous Rights (Presenters: Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations & Craig Benjamin, Amnesty International)

NDP Position in Video and Words

Panel Discussion (Robert McCullough, International Energy Expert, McCullough Research; Harry Swain, former Chair of Joint Review Panel on Site C, former Federal Deputy Minister; Seth Klein, BC Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

3:50 pm

Long Term Impacts of Decision / Alternative Vision

Panel and Discussion looking at the impacts of the government's decision, including its effects on an alternative energy vision for BC.

Panelists: Andrew Nikiforuk, award-winning journalist and author; Judith Sayers, President, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council; Guy Dauncey, Eco-futurist, author and organizer

Summary

6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Check in time for Evening Only Participants

At First Metropolitan United Church.

932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 1A8

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6:45 pm

Honouring the Peace

With spoken word, music, and images, we will recognize and honour the Peace River Watershed and all the people who have come together to defend and protect this mighty river. Hosts: Art Napoleon, cultural educator; Ken Boon, Peace Valley Landowner; Valeen Jules, poet.

7:15 pm

Keynote Speaker - We are all Treaty People

Keynote address: Chief Robert Chamberlin of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Panel and Discussion: Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations; Art Napoleon, cultural educator, performer, former Chief of the Saulteau First Nation; Brenda Dragon, Smith's Landing First Nation, Slave River Coalition

9:00 pm

Talking Strategy: First Round

Leave no stone unturned - Steve Gray, Summit Co-chair

9:20 pm

Feedback; Ideas for Working Groups

Jackie Larkin, Summit Co-chair

9:30 pm

Friday Closing Poetry and Music

Valeen Jules, Art Napoleon and Luke Wallace

8:30 am
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Check-in time

At First Metropolitan United Church.

932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 1A8

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9:20 am

Accountability and Democracy

Kai Nagata, Dogwood Initiative
Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada
Jackie Larkin, Summit Co-chair

10:00 am

Talking Strategy

Plenary discussion

11:10 am

From Education to Strategy: Working Groups

Working Group Topics:
1. Solidarity with First Nations' Legal Challenges
2. Decolonizing: Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
3. What the hell just happened? Accountability
4. Learning from our media experience organizing against Site C
5. Right to Protest
6. A new vision for BC Hydro
7. Participant-initiated workshops - TBD

1:30 pm

Towards Action: Working Groups

Working Group Topics:
1. Solidarity with First Nations' Legal Challenges
2. Decolonizing: Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
3. What the hell just happened? Accountability
4. Right to Protest
5. Participant-initiated workshops - TBD

3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Working Group Highlights, Commitments, Closing

Caleb Behn is Eh-cho Dene and Dunne-Za from Treaty 8 in Northeastern BC and Executive Director, Keepers of the Water

Maxine Matilpi is a Kwakiutl/Ma'amtigila. She is project lead for RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) at West Coast Environmental Law

Summit agenda also available in PDF format below.

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