The Indigenous-led Economy

On May 17, join Canada 2020 for a day of solutions-oriented conversations on Indigenous-led economic development projects, with an eye to the future.

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Reconciliation must be central to any vision for the future of Canada. Key to this ongoing project is a deeper understanding of economic inequality faced by Indigenous communities across Canada, the people and projects that are working toward closing the gap, and the opportunities this shift can foster for the Canadian economy.

The lunchtime keynote will feature The Hon. Marc Miller, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations in conversation with Mark Podlasly, Director of Economic Policy at the First Nations Major Projects Coalition.

Event cost: $150 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Presenting partners

Event partners

Featured Participants

  • Cherie Brant
    Partner and National Leader, Indigenous Law, BLG Bio
  • Chief Crystal Smith
    Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation Council & Chair, First Nations LNG Alliance Bio
  • Corey Ellis
    Co-founder & CEO, Growcer Bio
  • Derek Nepinak
    Chief, Pine Creek First Nation Bio
  • Hillary Thatcher
    Senior Director, Project Development and Indigenous Infrastructure, Canadian Infrastructure Bank Bio
  • Marc Miller
    Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations Bio
  • Margaret Kenequanash
    CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power
  • Mark Podlasly
    Director of Economic Policy and Initiatives, First Nations Major Projects Coalition Bio
  • Tabatha Bull
    President & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • The Hon. Jeanie McLean
    Yukon MLA, Minister of Education, Minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate Bio
  • Thomas Benjoe
    President & CEO, FHQ Developments Bio

VenueThe Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 CA