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|Friday Feb 24|
|6:00pm||Welcome by Songhees Chief Ron Sam and Songhees traditional dancers.
Introduction to the conference by Jamie Cassels, president, University of Victoria.
Dinner Witnesses will be called to respond to the work of the symposium in the last session.
Keynote Speaker: Saanich Elder STOLȻEŁ John Elliott Sr.
Moderator: John Lutz (UVic History).
|Saturday Feb 25|
|8:30am||Presentation of translations of the Vancouver Island (Douglas) Treaties into SENĆOŦEN and Lekwungen to the Royal British Columbia Museum by STOLȻEŁ John Elliot (WSANEC) and Dr. Elmer George (Songhees).|
9:00am - 10:30am
|An Introduction to the Settler and Indigenous Views of the Vancouver Island (Douglas) Treaties.
Panel discussion with: Elders STOLȻEŁ John Elliot (WSANEC) and Dr. Elmer George (Songhees), John Rice Jr (Songhees), XEMŦOLTW̱ Dr. Nick Claxton (WSANEC and UVic Education), Dr. John Lutz (UVic History)
Moderator: Kieth Carlson (University of Saskatchewan History)
|10:45am - 12:00
|The Kwakiutl View of the Douglas Treaties, Chiefs/Elders of Fort Rupert.
Tom Child, Lands and Resource Manager, Louise Mandell QC, Rupert Wilson, Tony Hunt, Coreen Child
Moderator: Sarah Hunt (Kwakwaka'wakw and UBC Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies)
|1:00pm - 2:00pm
|Colonial Attitudes and the Settlement of British Columbia
Dr. Laura Spitz (Cornell Univ.), Dr. Adele Perry (Univ. of Manitoba)
Moderator: John Rice Jr. (Songhees)
|2:00pm - 3:00pm
|The Vancouver Island Treaties: English Law and Aboriginal Understandings
Hamar Foster QC (UVic Law), Dr. Neil Vallance (UVic Law)
Moderator: Kerry Sloan (Metis Nation of Greater Victoria; Visiting Researcher, USask College of Law)
|3:15pm - 4:00pm
|Before the Douglas Treaties: The Mowachaht Confront European Expansion
Dr. John Price (UVic History), Margarita James (Land of Maquinna Cultural Society)
Moderator: Laura Spitz (Cornell University)
|4:00pm - 5:00pm
|The End of Treaty Making
Dr. John Lutz (UVic)
Graham Brazier (independent scholar).
Moderator: Neil Vallance (UVic Law)
|Sunday - February 26, 2017|
|9:00am - 10:00am
|The Missing Huu-ay-aht Treaty.
Tliishin Derek Peters - Huu ay aht Ta’yii Ha’wilth (Head Hereditary Chief), Emchayiik Robert Dennis (Huu ay aht Chief Councillor and Huu ay aht Historian), Kevin Neary (Traditions Consulting Services Inc.)
Moderator: Chelsea Horton (Independent Scholar)
|10:15am - 11:15am
|Treaty Fishing Rights
XEMŦOLTW̱ Dr. Nick Claxton (WSANEC and UVic Education), Drew Mildon (Woodward and Company).
Moderator: Hamar Foster (UVic Law)
|11:30am - 12:30pm
|Post-Signing History of the Douglas Treaties.
Raymond Frogner (Director of Archives, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation), Genevieve Weber (RBCM), Dr. Neil Vallance (UVic Law), Robert Janes (JFK Law)
|1:30pm - 2:45pm
|Avoiding Treaties: Indian Policy in Mainland BC.
Sarah Pike (LL.M. student, UBC), Dr. Kieth Carlson (Univ. of Saskatchewan), Sonya Morgan (Woodward and Company).
Moderator: Adele Perry (U Manitoba History)
|3:00pm - 4:30pm
Witnesses called at the dinner on Friday night will be called upon to respond to what they have heard.
Witnesses: Robert Clifford YELḰÁTŦE (WSÁNEĆ and Osgoode Hall Law School), Stephen Hume, Maxine Matilpi (Kwakiutl) and Douglas White III (Snuneymuxw).
Moderator: XEMŦOLTW̱ Dr. Nick Claxton (WSANEC and UVic Education)