Speaker

Justin Bourque

Founder and President

Âsokan Generational Developments

Meet Justin:

Justin is an experienced and passionate leader with 27 years of diverse Industry and Indigenous Community development experience.

Presently, he is Founder and President of Âsokan Generational Developments, a consulting firm providing strategic advisory services focused on bridging the gap between Industry and Indigenous Communities.

As a passionate Indigenous leader, Justin is deeply committed to enhancing the relationships between corporations and Indigenous Communities. With extensive experience in both, he sees the value in mutually beneficial relationships. He is dedicated to building Indigenous resilience, economic sovereignty and shareholder value through development and management of meaningful partnerships between Indigenous Communities and Industry. He has been at the forefront of developing and successfully executing a number of major projects including complex Indigenous equity ownership transactions..

Most recently, Justin has played an integral role in three major Indigenous equity transactions worth approximately $2.6 billion and involving more than 35 unique Indigenous Communities throughout Alberta. As part of executing these transactions, Justin supported the raise of nearly $0.5 billion in capital.

Justin’s unique vision, significant experience in Alberta’s energy sector and Indigenous Community development, paired with his traditional upbringing and Indigenous values, provide him with a unique, holistic perspective, enabling him to bridge the gap between the Western and the Indigenous worlds. Justin has established a reputation as an influential Indigenous leader throughout the business community, and a relentless advocate for Indigenous prosperity.

In recognition of his exemplary leadership and invaluable contributions to Indigenous Communities, Justin was awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal and named one of Canada’s Top 20 Dynamic CEOs by The CEO Publication; One of 10 Most Innovative Business Leaders to Follow in 2022 by CIO Views; Top 50 Under 50 by YMM and awarded the JA Northern Alberta Business Hall of Fame “Innovator” Award.

Most recently, Âsokan was added to the Indigenomics Institute 10 To Watch List for demonstrating excellence and leadership in the emerging $100 billion Indigenous economy.

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