Fostering economic growth and development in Indigenous communities is crucial to reconciliation. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated systemic inequities and resulted in a steeper road to recovery for vulnerable populations across the country, but most acutely for Indigenous people.
This year’s Indigenous Economic Development Forum discussed how we keep up the momentum on our collective efforts to expand economic opportunities with Indigenous communities across Canada.
Featuring participation from: The Hon. Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Tabatha Bull, President & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Services, Dawn Madahbee-Leach, Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Minerals Development and Vice-Chair of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, Clayton Walker, President & CEO, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Tanis Peterson, Executive Director, Tshiuetin Railway, Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation, Susannah Pierce, Director, Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada, Byng Giraud, President, Sedgwick Consulting, Brian McGuigan, Manager, Indigenous Affairs, CAPP, Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition, Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, IFSD at University of Ottawa and Alex Paterson, Executive Director, Canada 2020.