Lawrence Gervais is the Regional President for the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lawrence has worked tirelessly for the Urban Indigenous community for 18 years both as a Program Developer and Executive Director, Including many Aboriginal Friendship Centres across Western Canada, the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver and currently, the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lawrence is currently the Co-Minister of Education, Training and Research and sits on the Executive for the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lawrence believes that highlighting Métis entrepreneurs, building and sustaining economic relationships with the many Indigenous Nations and understanding the merits of reconciliation will be crucial for all Indigenous communities to achieve recognition and will initiate the advancement in their economic opportunities.
Empowering Indigenous Economies
Grey Eagle Conference Centre
Tsuu T'ina Nation, Treaty No. 7 Territory