A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF CHARLES WEASELHEAD
“We’re looking forward to presenting Forward Summit in Treaty No.7. As a former Grand Chief and Chief, I understand the importance of creating platforms where Indigenous People have the opportunities to connect with the business community, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and governmental executives to ensure that our future developments and narratives are shared and respected.”
Empowering Indigenous Economies
Forward Summit brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, Canadian industry members and government representatives to advance partnerships and discover opportunities for economic change.
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WHY FORWARD SUMMIT?

Forward Summit, taking place in February, 2019, is an Indigenous-led, multi-day conference dedicated to advancing economic partnerships, discovering opportunities for change and supporting national relationships between Canada’s industry leaders and Indigenous Communities. 

Throughout the three-day Summit, you’ll meet with Indigenous leaders, listen to ground-breaking panels, take part in important roundtables and enhance relationships in a relaxed and professional environment.

Forward Summit is a platform to introduce and grow initiatives with the support of key resources and community members.

SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN CANADA CAN HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY

"CANADA'S UNTAPPED INDIGENOUS WORKFORCE WORTH "

WHO YOU'LL MEET

Meet the national voices of the Indigenous community. Forward Summit brings together community leaders, influencers and business professionals who are focused on strengthening relationships, economic development, economic reconciliation and more.

JP Gladu

Leadership Council Co-Chair
President & CEO Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Chief Bernice Martial

Cold Lake First Nations

Charles Weaselhead 

Leadership Council Co-Chair
Former Blood Tribe (Kainai), Treaty 7 Grand Chief

Guy Lonechild

Chief Executive Officer First Nations Power Authority


COUNTDOWN TO FORWARD SUMMIT

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When it comes to Canada's economy, a healthy Indigenous business leads to an overall healthier country.

JP Gladu, President and CEO
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Co-Chair of Forward Summit

CONFERENCE BY THE NUMBERS

400+ Attendees

8 Industry Sectors Represented

3 Days

25 Panels and Roundtables

50+ Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Speakers

50+ Nationwide Indigenous Communities Represented

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