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Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Indigenous Engagement Seminar

September 8, 2017 at 2:08 PM

OSSGA will be hosting an Indigenous Engagement Seminar on November 16th at Casino Rama Resort. Changes to the ARA with respect to adequate consultation with Aboriginal communities, and recent court rulings exemplify that indigenous consultation is evolving within the aggregate industry.  Join us for this one-day workshop, as we discuss the importance and complexity of these valuable relationships and provide you with the knowledge, tools and best practices to engage in meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities.

Registration information and agenda to be available mid-September. For more information, contact Ashlee Zelek at azelek@osssga.com.