Clean water litigation

By invitation only.

Workshop Agenda  

Litigation and other Advocacy Strategies to Address the Problem of

Clean Water and Adequate Sanitation in First Nation Communities

Slater Boardroom, Robson Hall (Faculty of Law), University of Manitoba

Thursday November 5, 2015

8:00 Coffee (Room 438)

8:30-9:00   Introductions, Slater Boardroom (Facilitator: Karen Busby)

9:00-10:15   What strategies have been pursued so far? What have been the outcomes? (Facilitator: Aimée Craft)

Leading off: Craig Benjamin, Rosanne Kyle and Michael Anderson

10:15-10:30 Coffee

10:30-12:30   Relative strengths and weaknesses of different legal frameworks: Indigenous law, treaties, international law, constitutional law, fiduciary obligations or other law to support a claim to clean water and sanitation (Facilitator: Karen)

Leading off: Aimée Craft, Constance MacIntosh, Karen Busby

12:30- Lunch

1:15-3:00   What expert evidence is available and what is needed?   (Facilitator: Aimée)

Leading off: Byron Williams, Josée Lavoie, Wendy McNab, Annemieke Farenhorst

3:00-3:15 Coffee

3:15-4:30   Next Steps: Are there any particular procedural considerations?  Who are potential parties and what partnerships could be formed? What resources are required and what is available? (Facilitator: Karen)

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