CIF-Rocky Mountain Section Technical Workshop – Indigenous Rights in Forest Management

  •  21 April 2022
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indigenous Rights in Forest Management

The CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section is hosting a virtual technical session on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 9am – 3:30pm (Mountain Time). Who should attend? Practitioners interested in how the consideration of Indigenous rights is involved various aspects of forest management. What topics will be covered? A diverse lineup of speakers from Indigenous communities, industry, government and Legal sectors will share their perspectives in areas like:

  • What are the current legal and policy requirements for Indigenous consultation and engagement in Alberta
  • How are others approaching Indigenous engagement in forest management?
  • Are there any legislative or policy changes forthcoming that may impact how indigenous engagement occurs?

Click here for a copy of the event poster! Click here for a copy of the event agenda!


Online registration available below – Closer to the event date, you will receive information on how to join the online platform. Deadline to register is Friday, April 15, 2022 at 12pm (Mountain Time).

Tickets Fee
CIF-IFC Members $25
Student CIF-IFC Members $15
Retired CIF-IFC Members $15
Non-members $35

Continuing Education Credits Level 1 –Max. 4.5 hours Questions? For further information please contact Hudson Foley @


Presentation Material

Click on the links below to view the presentations from the Technical Session:
Speaker Title Video Presentation
The Honourable Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations

Indigenous Rights in Forest Management Keynote Address PDF
Robert Buck, RPF, Engagement Specialist & Kurt Borzel, RPFT, Consultation Advisor Indigenous Consultation in Alberta PDF
Chris Valaire RPF, Director Indigenous, Relations, Tolko Industries Indigenous Rights in Forest Management – An Industry Perspective PDF
Kate Gunn, Partner, First Peoples Law LLP & Todd Bailey, RPF, Consultation Specialist, Swan River First Nation   Protecting and Respecting Indigenous Rights PDF
Hudson Foley, VP, Business Development, Maskwa Environmental Consulting Ltd. Indigenous Capacity Building – Approaches and Experiences. PDF


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