Agenda at a Glance

May 25, 2022

Time Session Speakers Location
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Keynote
Welcoming Address
Event Centre Main Stage
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Panel Discussion: Leading the Way – inspirational Indigenous women and perspectives on the current economic landscape. Moderator - Krystal Abotossaway TD
Tabatha Bull – President CCAB
Chief Crystal Smith – Haisla Nation
Bobbie Racette – CEO Virtual Gurus
Event Centre Main Stage
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING Sponsored by: Untitled (115 x 60 px) (1)
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM MORNING CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES BEGIN
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Forward Summit Indigenous Youth Council: Indigenous young people from across the country meet to discuss where they want to see the future economic opportunities. Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias – University of Saskatchewan
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM The Ethics of Indigenous Engagement: Connecting Indigenous community with industry and organizations is all about the relationship and the understanding of relationships. Come together to discuss true and meaningful engagement. Moderator - Jorge Aviles – Manager, Indigenous Partnerships & Development - ATCO Gas
Bren Little Light
– Little Light Consulting
Ira Provost – Consultation Manager - Piikani Nation
Billie Fortier – Associate - MLT Aikins LLP
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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STEM, Tech & The Future of Work: A roundtable discussion lead by Actua that centres around increasing future opportunities for Indigenous youth in Stem focused careers. Moderator - Doug Dokis – Actua
Noreen Demeria – Actua
Todd Hirsch – ATB
Kevin Parkes – Finning Canada
Debbie Green - Suncor
Leanne Hall – Creative Fire
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Attracting Capital: Obtaining business finance of any kind is One of if the not the most challenging areas for Indigenous economic growth. How is the financial sector evolving to recognize and address the needs of Indigenous economic growth? Moderator - Monica Rovers
Jon Horsman – ATB Financial
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by: Untitled (115 x 60 px) (2)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Panel Discussion: UNDRIP – An open panel discussion into law - as the 3 year consultation period gets underway this discussion centres around what the considerations are when you put Indigenous economic development at the forefront of the decisions being made. Moderator - Jaimie Lickers – VP Indigenous Markets, Commercial Banking CIBC
Tabatha Bull – President CCAB
Dr. Bruce McIvor – Partner at First Peoples Law LLP.
Event Centre Main Stage
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING Sponsored by: Untitled (115 x 60 px) (1)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM AFTERNOON CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES BEGIN
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Energy Gridlock: Access to markets continues to challenge industry and Indigenous communities, strong partnerships have been formed between both with hope of creating equitable partnerships. How can everyone work better together to progress energy security? Tim McMillan – CAPP
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Indigenous Tourism: As the hardest hit of all Industries with a long way to go toward recovery, how can Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, associations and governments work better together to ensure a thriving Indigenous tourism sector? Tarra Wright Many Chief
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Métis – The Forgotten Economic Engine: The Métis economic potential is powerful, join this roundtable to discuss the challenges and opportunities in growing the Métis economy with business and community leaders. Richard Piche – Cascade
Lawrence Gervais – Regional President - Métis Nation of Alberta
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Growing Partnerships Through Sustainable Forest Management: It brings together both Industry and community to openly discuss what true partnerships can look like. A deep dive into the challenges, learnings and future opportunities in the sustainable forest management sector.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

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