Reconciliation Through
Sustainable Water Management

Access to safe water and proper sanitation is a human right. Most importantly it is our inherent right to the use and protection of our waters and lands. The protection of water and all living beings that depend on it is the sacred responsibility entrusted to us by the Creator. First Nations have called for the repeal of the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act and the Assembly of First Nations now has the opportunity to facilitate discussion with First Nations in conceptualizing, elaborating, designing and implementing a re-envisioned engagement process for the review of the current Act. This Symposium will be the beginning of that dialogue and will seek input on how that should be accomplished.

February 6-8, 2018 ~ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

Provisional Agenda

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Registration

To facilitate registration, all participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay.

Register and check in for the Symposium at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, on Monday, February 5, 2018, between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM to be eligible for a great prize.

Register On-line Registration Form

Registration forms and payment must be received by January 26, 2018.  An administration fee of $50.00 will apply for all cancellations prior to January 19, 2018; registration fees are non-refundable after January 19, 2018.

Please make cheques payable to the National Indian Brotherhood. Payments and registration forms should be submitted to the attention of Tash Cote, Registration Coordinator, National Water Symposium, assembly of First Nations, by mail to 55 Metcalfe Street, 16th Floor, ottawa, ON, K1P 6l5, by fax to 613-241-5808 or email to [email protected].

Fees

$224 ($200 plus applicable taxes) First Nation Delegate Registration Fee
$560 ($500 plus applicable taxes) Corporate/Government Official Delegate Registration Fee

Please contact Tash Cote at 613-241-6789, ext. 274  with any questions regarding registration.

Accomodations

HOST HOTEL: FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

Our host hotel for the Symposium is the Fairmont hotel Vancouver at 900 W. Georgia Street.  The rate is $199/night plus applicable taxes.

Reservations:
Call Fairmont Reservations
Phone: 1-800-441-1414
Block Code: 0218AFNW
Online:  https://aws.passkey.com/event/49559911/owner/2071/home

Deadline: Room Rate available only until Friday, January 19, 2018

Trade Show

Please note that there are a limited number of trade Show booths available for the Symposium. The registration fee for a trade Show booth is $1,344.00. To obtain a registration form or more information on the trade Show, please contact Larry Whiteduck by phone at 613.241.6789, ext. 237 or by email at [email protected].

Exhibitor Booth Fee: $1,344.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Includes:

  • One (1) booth space
  • One (1) table and two (2) chairs
  • Two (2) registration passes
Registration Form

Travel Discounts

There are some discounts that can be accessed on air Canada and Westjet airlines. For the applicable codes, please email your request to our Symposium email address at [email protected].

*The average cost for a Taxi (one way) from the Ottawa Airport to the Hilton Casino Lac-Leamy is $45.00.*

Event Information
Thank you for choosing Air Canada as the official airline for your event, First Nations Directors of Education Forum, which will be held February 20 to 22, 2018

This a promotion code for the convention product. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Promotion Code
Your promotion code: 8FQHMX91

Applicable Rules
• The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
• The travel period begins February 19 2018 and ends February 23 2018.
• No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

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WestJet
Thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel needs. WestJet is pleased to offer you a 10% discount on applicable fares by utilizing coupon code UFUHOA5 with our simple online booking process. The discount is valid across WestJet’s extensive network for flights in to and out of Ottawa.

Booking details
To book reservations using this discount code, please advise your delegates and attendees to visit www.westjet.com; travel agents may visit www.westjet.com/agentweblink to book. Please note the following information for booking your flight online:

– Coupon code must be entered at the time of booking – on the first step of a reservation using the Book a flight widget on westjet.com.
– The 10% discount applies to all of our fare products, Econo, Flex and Plus on our entire flight network.
– The percentage-based discount is applied to the base fare only. Taxes, fees and charges are extra.
– The discount applies to the following travel period: February 19th 2018 to February 23rd 2018
– The discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, and is not applicable when travelling with our code-share, interline or other airline partners.

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Porter
Porter Airlines is proud to offer a discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from Ottawa. The discounted fares are available for travel from February 19th to 23th 2018.

Please book online at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code AFN13.

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Via Rail Canada
This will confirm VIA Rail Canada’s participation as a major ground transportation company for your “First Nations Directors of Education Forum”

We are pleased to be a participant and would like to thank you for including VIA Rail Canada.

The following are the details pertaining to your conference fare:

VALID: February 19th to 23rd 2018
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
DISCOUNT: 5% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the Assembly of First Nations’ VIA corporate discount code: 810994.

*The average cost for a Taxi (one way) from the Ottawa Airport to the Hilton Casino Lac-Leamy is $45.00.*

Event Information
Thank you for choosing Air Canada as the official airline for your event, First Nations Directors of Education Forum, which will be held February 20 to 22, 2018

This a promotion code for the convention product. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Promotion Code
Your promotion code: 8FQHMX91

Applicable Rules
• The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON)
• The travel period begins February 19 2018 and ends February 23 2018.
• No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

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WestJet
Thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel needs. WestJet is pleased to offer you a 10% discount on applicable fares by utilizing coupon code UFUHOA5 with our simple online booking process. The discount is valid across WestJet’s extensive network for flights in to and out of Ottawa.

Booking details
To book reservations using this discount code, please advise your delegates and attendees to visit www.westjet.com; travel agents may visit www.westjet.com/agentweblink to book. Please note the following information for booking your flight online:

– Coupon code must be entered at the time of booking – on the first step of a reservation using the Book a flight widget on westjet.com.
– The 10% discount applies to all of our fare products, Econo, Flex and Plus on our entire flight network.
– The percentage-based discount is applied to the base fare only. Taxes, fees and charges are extra.
– The discount applies to the following travel period: February 19th 2018 to February 23rd 2018
– The discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, and is not applicable when travelling with our code-share, interline or other airline partners.

**************************************************

Porter
Porter Airlines is proud to offer a discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from Ottawa. The discounted fares are available for travel from February 19th to 23th 2018.

Please book online at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code AFN13.

***************************************************

Via Rail Canada
This will confirm VIA Rail Canada’s participation as a major ground transportation company for your “First Nations Directors of Education Forum”

We are pleased to be a participant and would like to thank you for including VIA Rail Canada.

The following are the details pertaining to your conference fare:

VALID: February 19th to 23rd 2018
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
DISCOUNT: 5% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the Assembly of First Nations’ VIA corporate discount code: 810994.

Presentations

Westmacott Chad – Canada Approach to Clean Drinking Water
Thornton Allison – Building the Safe Drinking Water Laws We Need
Swampy Mario – Nipiy Pimatisiwin
Ratajczak Marek – Water Treatment
Radmanovich Rosey – First Nations Source Water Protection Planning in Alberta
Phare Merrell – Ann Building the Safe Drinking Water Laws We Need
Paul Satwinder – Development of Centre of Operation Excellence
Murray Dave – Canadian Water Resources Association Indigenous Water Issues
Mohseni Madjid – Water. The Life of a Community
Millar John – Water First Workshop
McClenaghan Theresa – Source Water Protection Panel
MacKinnon James – National Regional Updates on Water Initiatives
Lukawiecki Jessica – From Stream to Tap Drinking Water Advisories
Littlechild Danika – Building the Safe Drinking Water Laws We Need
Kingsbury John – Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations Water Maintenance Project
Joe Nadia – Water Quality Laws
George Chief Dan – National Regional Updates on Water Initiatives
Deranger Eriel – Keynote Address
Cook Candace – Point of Entry Drinking Water Systems in Remote
Chief Nooski Tung Sanchez – Water Management Regime in Nadleh Whuten First Nation
Brown Jim – First Nation Operator Waters Net for British Columbia Yukon Territories
Bova Wes – National Regional Updates on Water Initiatives
Behn Caleb – Source Water Protection Panel
Ballantyne Leah – Protecting water through treaty and inherent rights and responsibilities
Anderson Kristy – A Case Study on Drinking Water Security in a First Nations Community
ANDERS
Walker Jeff – A National Standard for Wastewater Treatment
SCOTT
Samaan Constantine Co-creation of Water Quality Tools
Martin-Hill Dawn Co-creation of Water Quality Tools
KINGSB
BROWN

Sponsors

As part of the event, the AFN is hosting a Trade Show, which is an excellent opportunity to showcase your innovative products and interact with First Nation leadership, administrators, public works technicians, non-governmental organizations, government departments, and businesses from across Canada.

PLATINUM $25,000
GOLD $15,000
SILVER $10,000

Learn More

If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor for the AFN National Water Symposium and Trade Show, please send an email outlining your interest to: [email protected]

Contacts

Registration Information
Tash Cote
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 274
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

General Inquiries
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 1-866-869-6789

Angie TurnerNational Water Symposium and Trade Show 2018
Assembly of First Nations
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