Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley will be speaking at an event in Toronto this week looking at the future of Aboriginal governance in Canada.

The Institute on Governance is hosting the event, titled “Towards Reconciliation: The Future of Indigenous Governance”, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto Downtown Hotel on October 15 and 16.

The event revolves around three goals: assisting Aboriginal peoples to meet the goals for their governments, to help them to find the research that helps them meet those goals and to create a public dialogue on the issue.

Crowley will take part in a panel on Thursday, October 16 titled “Advancing reconciliation efforts in Ontario through wealth creation”.

Chairing the discussion is Doug Eyford, the author of a December 2013 report for the federal government on creating partnerships between Aboriginal groups and private industry.

MLI has published extensively on Aboriginal development and natural resources.

In 2013 Crowley and Senior Fellow Ken Coates released a paper called “New Beginnings: How Canada’s natural resource wealth could re-shape relations with Aboriginal people”.

More recently Coates and co-author Dwight Newman authored an MLI report examining how a pair of influential Supreme Court decisions will influence Aboriginal groups and natural resource development in Canada.

Property rights conference in Calgary

Crowley will also be speaking at the Institute for Liberal StudiesCanadian Property Rights Conference, taking place in Calgary between Oct. 16 and 18.

He is set to discuss property rights as they relate to natural resources in Canada.