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Alberta School of Business

Aboriginal History, Law and Policy

Oct 15—17, 2019
3 days
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 1050 ≈USD 789
CAD 350 per day

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In this course, you will be guided through the development of aboriginal and treaty rights together with an explanation of why these rights are relevant today to the Alberta Civil Service. There will also be an examination of history, law and policy on the social impact for Aboriginal people in Alberta. Given the nature of the subject matter, this course will be presented in a lecture format, and is intended to aid managers in understanding and addressing current and emerging issues and opportunities respecting the Aboriginal peoples of Alberta.

Topics Covered:

  • Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
  • The historical development of Aboriginal and treaty rights
  • Aboriginal rights and historical and modern treaty rights
  • First Nation and Métis governance
  • The assertion of Aboriginal and treaty rights on Alberta public lands
  • Current and emerging issues
  • Discussion on strategy for integrating Aboriginal context of history, law and society to policy creation and execution


Lorne Ternes, Barrister and Solicitor Mr. Lorne J. Ternes is a private consultant specializing in Aboriginal, Intergovernmental and Trade Law. He is also involved with a consulting and management firm specializing in aboriginal issues focused on collaborative, positive resolution of issues for A...
Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Director of Research, Native Counselling Services of Alberta & Author of The Outside Circle Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson has a PhD in Human Ecology, focusing on Aboriginal Family and Community Resilience. Patti has worked for Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA)...