The Commons Institute held a series of webcasts at The Old Mill with CPD credits. Aboriginal Law & Resource Development: Treaties, Certainty & Consultation was the subject covered at the webcast on Thursday December 13, 2012. Chief Randall Kahgee (Saugeen First Nation) was one of the participants on the Panel: Thoughts on the Future of the Duty to Consult. Here is his talk that was given that day. Complete videos are available from

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