Event

2024 Economic Reconciliation Summit

How do we balance growth and sustainability, and ensure that reconciliation is at the heart of future prosperity for all? There is clear and exciting leadership coming from countless Indigenous communities, organisations, advocates, and governments from coast to coast to coast. The shared work of reconciliation involves enabling these leaders to lead, catalysing essential investment in Indigenous communities while taking apart economic inequality, and deepening our nation-to-nation relationships in a strong and lasting way.

On May 30, join Canada 2020 and Indigenous leaders from across sectors and territories for a vital day of conversation and engagement at our annual economic reconciliation summit. Explore cutting-edge Indigenous-led economic development projects, the unquestionable value of Indigenous leadership and innovation, and solutions for supporting the sovereignty, wealth, and well-being of Indigenous people and communities now and for generations to come.

The Indigenous-Led Economy: 2024 Economic Reconciliation Summit

Thursday, May 30, 2024| 10:00 to 4:30 ET

The Westin Ottawa

Ottawa, ON

 Early-Bird General Admission: $155
Early-Bird Full Table (7 Tickets): $1,000

Registration after May 25:

 General Admission: $185
Full Table (7 Tickets): $1,250

Further exciting speaker announcements to come.

Featured Participants

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    Chief Sharleen Gale

    Chief, Fort Nelson First Nation and Chair, First Nations Major Projects Coalition

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    Mihskakwan James Harper

    Business Development Manager, NRStor Inc.

    Biography
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    Chief Crystal Smith

    Chief, Haisla Nation

    Biography
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    Hon. Patty Hajdu

    Minister of Indigenous Services

    Biography
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    Hillary Thatcher

    Managing Director, Indigenous and Northern Investments, CIB

    Biography
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    Fred Di Blasio

    Co-Founder, Managing Partner and CEO, Longhouse Capital Partners

    Biography
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    Hon. Mary Ng

    Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development

    Biography
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    Heidi Todacheene

    Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Office of the Secretary, US Department of the Interior

    Biography
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    Ernie Daniels

    President & CEO, FNFA; Member of the Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors

    Biography
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    Cassidy Caron

    President, Métis National Council

    Biography
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    Chief Dylan Whiteduck

    Chief, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

    Biography
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    National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak

    National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

    Biography
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    Hon. Dan Vandal

    Minister of Northern Affairs

    Biography
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    Katherine Koostachin

    VP, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Sussex Strategy Group; Former Senior Advisor, Indigenous Policy and Litigation, PMO

    Biography
Event

The Indigenous-led Economy

Canada 2020 is looking ahead to a fairer, greener, more prosperous future for Canada. And we know that continued work toward reconciliation must be central to that vision. 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. 

On Tuesday, May 16, join Canada 2020 for our next annual economic reconciliation summit. Building on insights and expertise from last year’s successful summit, this event will bring together Indigenous leaders from across sectors to reflect on the importance of economic reconciliation to their communities, as well as showcase specific projects that demonstrate the unquestionable value of Indigenous leadership, stewardship, creativity, and innovation. Our shared conversations will explore best practices for building wealth and well-being for Indigenous people and communities from coast to coast to coast.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 10:00 to 16:45 ET

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The Westin Ottawa | Governor General Ballroom

Ottawa, ON

Event cost: $150 (includes lunch and light breakfast)

Table cost (6 tickets): $900 (includes lunch and light breakfast)

Featured Speakers

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    Mark Podlasly

    Chief Sustainability Officer, First Nations Major Project Coalition

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    Hon. Marc Miller

    Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations

    Biography
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    Hon. Patty Hajdu

    Minister of Indigenous Services

    Biography
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    Shannin Metatawabin

    CEO, National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Assoc.

    Biography
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    Dr. Alika Lafontaine

    President, Canadian Medical Association

    Biography
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    Chief Crystal Smith

    Chief, Haisla Nation

    Biography
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    Mihskakwan James Harper

    Business Development Manager, NRStor Inc.

    Biography
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    Hillary Thatcher

    Managing Director, Indigenous and Northern Investments, CIB

    Biography
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    Khelsilem

    Chairperson, Squamish Nation

    Biography
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    Angel Ransom

    Senior Vice-President, Environmental Services, FNMPC

    Biography
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    Chief Ghislain Picard

    Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador

    Biography
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    Cole Crook

    Vice President, Indigenous Relations, ATCO Group

    Biography
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    Joe Dion

    Former Chief of Kehewin; CEO & Director, Western Indigenous Pipeline Group;, and Former Chairman & CEO of Frog Lake Energy Resources

    Biography
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    Misko Kijig McGregor

    Manager, Indigenous Initiatives at CPA Canada | Member, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

    Biography
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    Karen Restoule

    Co-Founder, BOLD Realities; Creator, Whose.Land; Board at Banff Forum & Canadian Club Toronto; & VP, Crestview Strategies

    Biography
Event

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.

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)

Featured Participants

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    Cherie Brant

    Partner and National Leader, Indigenous Law, BLG

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    Derek Nepinak

    Chief, Pine Creek First Nation

    Biography
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    Margaret Kenequanash

    CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power

    Biography
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    Hon. Jeanie McLean

    Yukon MLA, Minister of Education, Minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate

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    Chief Crystal Smith

    Chief, Haisla Nation

    Biography
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    Hillary Thatcher

    Managing Director, Indigenous and Northern Investments, CIB

    Biography
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    Mark Podlasly

    Chief Sustainability Officer, First Nations Major Project Coalition

    Biography
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    Thomas Benjoe

    President & CEO, FHQ Developments

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    Corey Ellis

    Co-founder & CEO, Growcer

    Biography
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    Hon. Marc Miller

    Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations

    Biography
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    Tabatha Bull

    President & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Presenting Partners

  • RBC Royal Bank
  • LiUNA!

Event Partners

  • CN
  • Alar Strategy Group
  • Pembina
  • Cedar LNG
  • Microsoft