Conference Format and Panel Topics

The overarching theme of the conference is “The Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island – Fulfilling Treaty Promises and Living in Treaty Relationships”. Within this overarching theme, three main sub-themes have been selected for special consideration. They will be explored through presentations by panels of scholars and experts, followed by discussions with conference participants.

The three sub-themes are as follows.

 

 
Honouring the Spirit and Intent of the Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island – The Challenges of Treaty Interpretation.pdf
 

 

 

 
The Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island – Charting a New Course for Treaty Implementation.pdf
 

 

 

 
The Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island and Decision Making.pdf
 

 

To stimulate discussion and debate, short backgrounders on each of these sub-themes have been developed and are available for viewing online.

To view the backgrounders, click on the above sub-themes.