Krista Robertson to speak at PBLI’s Indigenous Self-Government 2023

On April 12, 2023, Mandell Pinder lawyer Krista Robertson will speak at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Indigenous Self-Government 2023 conference.

Krista will present on human rights protections in Indigenous self-government. She will discuss: legal sources of Indigenous self-government; constitutions and election laws as modern exercises of ‘keystone’ self-government rights; the impact of the Corbiere decision on Indigenous self-government laws; and the development of human rights codes by Indigenous communities as a pathway to resolve competing concerns.

PBLI created the Indigenous Self-Government 2023 program to bring together First Nations leaders and experts in the fields of Aboriginal and Indigenous law for a “comprehensive discussion of Indigenous governance, tax, reconciliation and policy building.” The key areas its faculty will address are: models and pathways for self-government; perspectives from self-governing nations; taxation powers and economic sovereignty; recent changes to federal policy; First Nation jurisdiction over child and family services and the implications of Bill C-92; and enforcement of a Nation’s law.

The program is for lawyers in related fields, Indigenous leaders, representatives of resource development companies, government officials and policy advisors, and people who assist First Nations with financial and business matters.

Indigenous Self-Government 2023 runs from April 11th to the 12th in Vancouver and by videoconference. Registration forms can be found here.