The Leadership Council

The Leadership Council plays a vital role in shaping the Summit agenda, and organizing the speakers and moderators. We lean on them to educate us on the most pressing challenges and trends found between communities and industry.

What the Leadership Council does:

Identifies

They help us identify emerging policy issues and provide guidance on a variety of business development challenges affecting Indigenous communities 

Informs

They serve as a resource of expertise as questions surrounding specific topics arise and offer a well rounded, wide spectrum vantage point into Indigenous economies

Advises

They review the the full proposed agenda ahead of publication to provide any feedback if necessary,  and advise the conference team on who to prioritize as speakers 

Meet Our 2024 Council Members!

Jorge Avilés

Senior Advisor, Cross-cultural & Indigenous Relations
AiM Land Services

Kirsten Ryder

Director, Indigenous and Diversity Engagement
The Banff Centre

Doug Dokis

Director, National InSTEM Program
Actua

Billie Fortier

Partner
MLT Aikins LLP

Jeff Provost

Leader, Indigenous Relations
MCW Consultants Ltd.

John Blanchette

Community and Indigenous Engagement Advisor
Enbridge

Raylene Whitford

Director and Principal
Canative Energy

Carrie Manitopyes

Human Resources Manager
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Deanna Burgart

Associate Professor .
Schulich School of Engineering

Deborah Green

Senior Specialist Advisor, Indigenous Workforce Development
Suncor Energy

Leanne Hall

CEO
Creative Fire

Elizabeth Romo Rábago

Environmental Practitioner & Impact Entrepreneur
Ciclomanias LP

Candice Davis

Managing Director
ILIAD Solutions

Mary French

President
All Nations United

Clinton Belcher

President & Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Ecotourism Services

Winona Lafreniere

VP, Strategic Partnerships
IndigiTECH Destiny Institute

Annie Korver

Founder & Principal
Rise Consulting

Jeremy Thompson

CEO and President
Eagle Spirit Business Development

Alita Murowchuk

Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor Canada
AECOM

Ryan Robb

CEO
Chiniki First Nation

Tyler Mitchell

Team Lead, Indigenous Relations
TC Energy

Mindy Henyu

Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations
Aecon Group Inc.

Lawrence Gervais

Director, Indigenous Relations
Phoenix Energy Services

Richard Piche

President
Cascade Projects

Jean Dube

Indigenous Community Engagement Liaison
SAIT

Sarah Jacknife

Co-Founder
(Re)rooting Indigenous Leadership Inc.

Meet Our 2024 Council Members!

Deanna Burgart

Co-Founder & President
IndigiSTEAM

Deborah Green

Senior Specialist Advisor, Indigenous Workforce Development
Suncor Energy

Annie Korver

Founder & Principal
RISE Consulting

Jeremy Thompson

CEO and President
Eagle Spirit Business Development

Mindy Henyu

Director of Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships
Surepoint Group

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