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Day One: February 17th, 2014 The First Nations LNG Summit is designed to provide First Nations leaders with the ideas, knowledge and tools needed to ensure communities understand and can make informed decisions about potential LNG developments in BC. Day one is focussed on gaining practical experience, with an ‘LNG 101’, followed by local tours. Days two and three begin with keynote speakers and panel discussions, followed by practical workshops. During each session, there are five workshops to choose from, allowing delegates to gain knowledge that they need. Each workshop session is limited to a maximum of 50 people, with places allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. The evenings are focused on networking, socializing, and inspiring talks followed by a thoughtprovoking performance from Treaty 8 community members. 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

08:45 – 9:00am

Opening Prayers

9:00 am – 11:00 am

LNG 101 Learn about the key components of BC’s LNG sector, including understanding the key players, proposed projects, components of an LNG project, and global market dynamics, as well as the objectives, risks and benefits associated with this development. Presenter: Mark Podlasly (First Nations Energy and Mining Council). Introduced by Chief Roland Willson (West Moberly First Nations).

11:00 am – 12:30pm

In-Camera Session (First Nations members only) Facilitators: Dan George (Four Directions Management Services), Judi Spear.

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Industry Tour & Cultural Exchange • •

Option 1 – Industry Tour: Have a firsthand look at development in the region and the facilities that enable natural gas production. Option 2 – Cultural Exchange: Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the land, culture, and people of local First Nations communities.

Sponsored by Spectra Energy. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trade Show & Cocktails Informal networking opportunity to connect with conference attendees and sponsoring businesses. Guest Speaker: The Honourable Bob Rae, Chair, FNLP, former Premier of Ontario

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and Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, lawyer, mediator, and an advocate for social justice. Introduced by Chief Roland Willson (West Moberly First Nations) Sponsored by Spectra Energy

Day Two: February 18th, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Opening Prayers

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker Tribal Chief Terry Teegee (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council), Chief Roland Willson (West Moberly First Nations), Province of BC representative TBD, Government of Canada representative TBD

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Break-out Session 1: Aboriginal Inclusion Consider the opportunities for greater inclusion of First Nations in resource development projects. Break-out sessions will include: (A) Supply Chain Analysis: Learn about the types of employment and procurement opportunities that may become available to First Nation communities and businesses throughout the lifecycle of natural gas production through to export. Speakers: Mark Podlasly (First Nations Energy and Mining Council), Renata King (Director of Business Development - Northern Development Initiative) (B) Lessons Learned: An engaging session to share stories from First Nations communities who have engaged in large-scale natural resource development. Speaker: Chief Harley Davis (Saulteau First Nations) (C) Closing the Education Gap: Discuss opportunities to enable government- and industry-sponsored education and skills development in your community. Co-Presenters: Gary McDermott (Director, Industry Training Authority - Aboriginal Initiatives), Cloe Nicholls (Director, JTST Province of BC - Policy and Stakeholder Relations), Stacey Smith (Associate Dean, BC Centre for Training Excellence in Oil & Gas), Audrey Sam (NENAS) (D) Economic Development Opportunities (Panel Discussion): A dynamic multisector panel will explore various economic development opportunities available to First Nation communities and businesses through LNG, and how to fully realize their potential.

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Moderator: Elisha McCallum (LBMG) Panel Members: Grant Barley (Arctic Construction), Chief Derek Orr (McLeod Lake Band), Jay Savage (Vision Quest), Merle Alexander (Partner, Gowlings), Harold Calla (Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board) (E) Northeast BC Water Strategy: Come discuss the impact of activities like “fracking” and the implications of LNG development on the Northeast BC Water Strategy. Speakers/ Facilitators: Kristine Ciruna (Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations), Diane Abel (Director, CLO Strategic Planning -Treaty 8)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Mark Anielski Mark Anielski is Co-founder and Partner of Genuine Wealth Inc. located in Edmonton, Alberta. As an economist, he works with communities, businesses and governments to help them assess, measure and manage their genuine wealth – the things that matter most to well-being, happiness, quality of life and sustainability. Introduction by Harold Calla (Chair, First Nations Management Board) Sponsored by First Nations Management Board

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break-out Session 2: Community Impacts Understand the cumulative impacts of resource development on community wellbeing. Break-out sessions will include: (A) Cumulative Impacts (Panel Discussion): Expert speakers on the topic of cumulative effects management will discuss the challenges, as well as the tools available to help understand the cumulative effects of resource development activities. Moderator: Scott Smith (Partner, Gowlings) Panel Members: Chief Roland Willson (West Moberly First Nations), Mayor Gwen Johansson (District of Hudson’s Hope), Mayor Lori Ackerman (City of Fort St. John), Kristy Ciruna (FLNRO Province of BC), Chief Sharleen Gale (Fort Nelson) (B) Pipeline Safety: Significant measures are being taken by both government and industry to increase safety and reduce environmental risks for pipeline transmission. What steps are being taken and how can your community be part of the solution? Speaker/ Facilitator: Lance Ollenberger (Province of BC Deputy Commissioner Operations Engineering), Blaine Trout (TransCanada) (C) Advancing your Community Vision: Where do you want your community to be in 5-10 years? Learn how a well-executed organizational strategy can help achieve that vision.

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Speaker/ Facilitator: Eric Alex (Executive Director, Cheam First Nation), Trina Wamboldt (Urban Systems), Therese Zulinick (Urban Systems) (D) Financial Management Essentials: Discuss how financial management is a foundation for strong government and how it relates to other major community initiatives. Speaker/ Facilitator: Travis Seymour (Manager, MNP), Sarah Lalonde (Consultant, MNP) (E) Social Impact Assessments: Environmental impacts often become the focus of resource development discussions – but what about the impacts on our communities’ population, social attitudes, health, safety and culture? Speaker/ Facilitator: Dr. Rabel Burdge (Western Washington University), John Kenney (Urban Systems)

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Elders’ Room and Gathering Facilitators: Mona Polacca (Elder, International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers), Verena Hoffman (Treaty 8 Tribal Association)


Mona Polacca is a Native American spiritual Elder from Arizona. She has worked to further social justice for indigenous people from an early age. She is an author in the field of social sciences, has held posts of responsibility as Treasurer for her tribe, [3] and has served on several committees for Indigenous Peoples within the United [4] Nations. She is widely known for her "leadership in the Native American [1] revitalization movement." In recent years, Mona has gained international recognition for her work as one of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers -- a group of spiritual Elders, medicine women and wisdom keepers founded in 2004. 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception & Cocktails

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gala Celebration & Keynote Speaker – Calvin Helin An evening to celebrate, with MC Peter Lantin, President of the Council of the Haida Nation. Features special entertainment from Treaty 8 and the event’s main keynote speaker. Keynote Speaker – Calvin Helin Calvin Helin is a bestselling multi-award-winning author, international speaker, entrepreneur, lawyer and activist for self-reliance. Helin currently serves as President and CEO of the Eagle Group of Companies, LLC, and President of the

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Native Investment and Trade Association. He is also Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade, GeoScience BC and the Canada-China Resource Development Foundation. He has received numerous national distinctions as an entrepreneur, social activist and community leader. Sponsored by Trans Canada

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Day Three: February 19th, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am


8:45 am – 9:00 am

Opening Prayers

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Panel Session: Communications & Relationship Building A panel of First Nation, industry and government leaders will discuss the everincreasing importance of communications and relationship-building moving forward. Moderator: Judi Spear Panel Members: Anne Harding (IAP2 Canada), Blair Lekstrom (former Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure), Brian Tanaka (General Manager, Commercial Operations – Canadian LNG Spectra Energy)

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Break-out Session 3: Finding Common Ground Explore the common interests and opportunities for increased partnering and unity amongst BC First Nations. Break-out sessions will include: (A) Defining Meaningful Engagement & Finding Common Ground (Panel Discussion): The opportunity to re-invent how First Nation communities are engaged within energy projects in Canada has never been greater. Discuss how to leverage LNG and implement a “new approach.” From well to tanker, First Nation communities throughout BC share common interests and desired outcomes. Define these shared goals and how communities can cooperatively work together to further this vision. Moderator: Peter Ranson (KPMG) Panel Members: Steve Munro (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation), Brian Tanaka (General Manager Commercial Operations – Canadian LNG Spectra Energy), Councillor Laura Webb (West Moberly First Nations) (B) Best Practices for Successful First Nation Joint Ventures (FIRST NATIONS MEMBERS ONLY): The Opportunity is Now - use Partnerships to Create and Maximize your Participation! Don't miss out on the immense value of the business opportunities. An interactive discussion about how through relationships and partnerships you can participate and build long term sustainable capacity from the activity and investment that is happening now. Speaker/ Facilitator: Grant Barley (Arctic Construction), Jay Savage (Vision Quest) (C) Economic Negotiations: Intersection between Government-to-Government and impact benefit agreement negotiations & necessity for First Nation - industry

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contractor collaborative business ventures. Co-Presenters: Merle Alexander (Partner, Gowlings), Tamara Olding (Associate, Gowlings) (D) Proactively Participating in Project Approval Processes: Learn about the different approval processes for natural gas/LNG projects in BC, as well as effective strategies to review project referrals and ensure Aboriginal Rights and Title are respected. Speaker/ Facilitator: Annita McPhee (President, Tahltan Central Council), Cori Waters (Environmental Assessment Office), James O’Hanley (Oil & Gas Commission) (E) Potential of an Energy Corridor: Discuss the opportunity to pursue a coordinated approach to the expansion and development of a Northern BC energy corridor. Speakers/ Facilitators: Calvin Helin (CEO, Eagle Group of Companies), Justin Calof (MARR – Province of BC), Michelle Carr (Environmental Assessment Office), James O’Hanley (Oil & Gas Commission) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Keynote Speaker The Honourable John Rustad (Minister of Aboriginal Rights and Reconciliation Province of BC), followed by: National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Introduction: Colin Bennett (Apache) Sponsored by Apache Kitimat Upstream

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Break-out Session 4: Capacity Building Share ideas and develop best practices for building capacity towards more meaningful engagement and participation. Breakout sessions will include: (A) Impact Benefit Agreements & Negotiations (Panel Discussion): Build your toolkit for developing successful partnerships between First Nation communities and private sector proponents through impact benefit agreements and partnership agreements. Moderator: Stefan Moores (President, Castlemain Group) Panel Members: Chief Roland Willson (West Moberly First Nations), Tamara Olding (Associate, Gowlings), Chief Derek Orr (McLeod Lake Band), and others TBD (B) The Asian/First Nations Connection: Asia represents the single largest market for BC’s LNG production. What are Asia’s interests in LNG and First Nations engagement?

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Moderator: TBD Speaker/ Facilitator: Dave Porter (First Nations Energy and Mining Council), Calvin Helin (CEO, Eagle Group of Companies), Simon Coley (Ministry of Natural Gas Development) Industry representative TBD, Province of BC representative TBD (C) Business Governance: Community Readiness and Approaches In this workshop an experienced facilitator will provide an overview of the successful elements in a business-ready First Nations business structure. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about practical business opportunity assessment tools and receive an overview of all the necessary pieces of a successful business development structure and operation (e.g. legal and management structures, key management processes, roles and responsibilities). This workshop is ideal for First Nation leaders, managers, and staff interested in economic development and business. Speakers/ Facilitators: Michael Bonshor (MNP), JP Gladu (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) – to introduce role of CCAB (D) Treaty & Aboriginal Rights: This informative discussion will review the legal distinctions between Treaty rights, Aboriginal rights and Aboriginal title, provide participants with an overview of the historical and constitutional basis for the negotiation of Treaty 8, and identify the key principles adopted by the courts in the interpretation of historic treaties. The Crown’s right under Treaty 8 to “take up” land “from time to time” for “settlement, mining, lumbering, trading or other purposes” will be examined in relation to the legal concepts of “fiduciary duty”, “honour of the Crown” and “reconciliation”. Speaker/ Facilitator: Allisun Rana (Barrister & Solicitor, Rana Law) (E) Colleagues, Council, Committees and Community: How strong is your ‘internal’ communication? This informal workshop aims to enable a discussion about the different audiences within a community, and to share ideas and lessons learned about communicating effectively with your community members, staff and council. Speaker/ Facilitator: Eric Alex (Executive Director, Cheam First Nation), Trina Wamboldt (Urban Systems) 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Elders’ Room and Gathering Facilitators: Mona Polacca (Elder, International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers), Verena Hofmann (Treaty 8 Tribal Association)

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2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wrap-up Discussion & Closing Remarks Facilitator: Judi Spear Closing Remarks: Chief Roland Willson (West Moberly First Nations), Chief Sharleen Gale (Fort Nelson First Nation)

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LNG Summit Agenda FINAL  
LNG Summit Agenda FINAL