September 16, 2014: Professional Development Seminar
Rosanne Kyle

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Note: There will be an extended discussion till 1:50pm.

Location: AERL Theatre at 2202 Main Mall


The Genesis of Aboriginal Rights and the Duty to Consult

Ms. Kyle has practised Aboriginal law for over 20 years, and provides advice
on consultation and other Aboriginal law issues to First Nations in British
Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. She also advises on environmental and
regulatory matters, and has been counsel in a number of litigation cases.
During the last 4 years, she has acted as legal counsel to a First Nation in the
Joint Review Panel process for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines
Project. Ms. Kyle holds an LL.M in Aboriginal law. She is a regular speaker and
has written extensively. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the UBC
Faculty of Law and is a Guest Lecturer at SFU. She has been named by
Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal law lawyers for the last several

Rosanne will go through a brief history of aboriginal law in Canada to explain
the current legal context, with a particular focus on the duty to consult with First
Nations in relation to resource development projects.


Seminar Presentation Slides