Friday Feb 24
9:30am - 4:00pm Tours of Songhees Traditional Territory by land and sea led by Songhees Knowledge keepers. Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf in James Bay by 9:30am. See Tour page for more information.
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
8:00am start DGW Barristers and SolicitorsBreakfast/Welcome co-sponsored by DGW Law
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).
Morning Sessions
9:00am - 10:30am
Session 1:
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: Keith Carlson (University of Saskatchewan History)
Break 15 minutes
10:45am - 12:00
Session 2:
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)
12:00 - 1:00pm
Arbutus Law GroupLunch co-sponsored by Arbutus Law
Afternoon Sessions
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Session 3:
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
Session 4:
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)
Break/Overflow 15 mins.
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Session 5:
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
Session 6:
The End of Treaty Making
Dr. John Lutz (UVic)
Graham Brazier (independent scholar).
Moderator: Neil Vallance (UVic Law)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
JFK Law CorporationReception co-sponsored by JFK Law
In foyer and upstairs lounge.
Dinner on your own.
Sunday - February 26, 2017
8:00am - 9:00am
Morning Sessions
9:00am - 10:00am
Session 7:
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)
Break 15 mins.
10:15am - 11:15am
Session 8:
Treaty Fishing Rights
XEMŦOLTW̱  Dr. Nick Claxton (WSANEC and UVic Education), Drew Mildon (Woodward and Company).
Moderator: Hamar Foster (UVic Law)
Break/Overflow Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Session 9:
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)
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Frey & Company Litagation CounselLunch co-sponsored by Frey & Company
Afternoon Sessions
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Session 10:
Avoiding Treaties: Indian Policy in Mainland BC.
Sarah Pike (LL.M. student, UBC), Dr. Keith Carlson (Univ. of Saskatchewan), Sonya Morgan (Woodward and Company).
Moderator: Adele Perry (U Manitoba History)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Session 11:
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)