Ratcliff Partners Co-Chair PBLI Specific Claims 2023 Conference
Resolving historical grievances is critical to building trust and to improving Crown-First Nations relationships, and to achieving the national project of reconciliation.
On February 8 and 9, 2023, Indigenous leaders and administrators, government officials and policy advisors, legal professionals, researchers, and consultants will gather in Vancouver for the Pacific Business & Law Institute Specific Claims 2023 conference.
Co-chaired by Ratcliff LLP Partners, Kate Blomfield and Michelle Ellison, the event brings together an expert faculty of Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals to share updates on policy, process, and negotiations as well as practical advice on researching and preparing value-specific claims, funding opportunities, settlement fund planning, dispute resolution, and more.
Specific claims arise from Crown failures in respect of the administration of First Nations land and other First Nation assets, and from unfulfilled treaty promises. Resolving these historical grievances is critical to building trust and to improving Crown-First Nations relationships, and to achieving the national project of reconciliation. In addition, the settlement of specific claims brings long-term social and economic benefits to Indigenous communities.
In addition to Kate and Michelle, two other Ratcliff lawyers will share insights on funding options for Nations pursuing specific claims as well as how to prepare Nations for receiving settlement funds.
Registration is now open. Visit: https://www.pbli.com/sclaims23 full full event details.