Event

Economic Reconciliation: Getting to Net Zero

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 12:00 ET, join Indigenous leaders to discuss what will be required to invest in our country sustainably; respect and protect Indigenous peoples’ rights, territories, and interests; and work together towards a net zero future.

How is Canada going to reach net-zero by 2050? To start, we must look to the leadership, experience, and innovation of Indigenous communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Clean energy infrastructure – including new clean power stations, expanded transmission lines, carbon capture and storage facilities, and more – rely on Indigenous lands and resources, and also present an incredible opportunity for investment in Indigenous communities. This investment is essential not only to building toward a sustainable shared future, but to the continued process of reconciliation. Indigenous communities must be central to this economic transition.

Featured participants

  • $person->name

    JP Gladu

    Principal, Mokwateh

  • $person->name

    Mark Podlasly

    Director of Economic Policy and Initiatives, First Nations Major Projects Coalition

  • $person->name

    Mark Sevestre

    Founding Member and Senior Advisor, National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association

  • $person->name

    Sharleen Gale

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

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

  • $person->name

    Cherie Brant

    Partner and National Leader, Indigenous Law, BLG

  • $person->name

    Derek Nepinak

    Chief, Pine Creek First Nation

    Biography
  • $person->name

    Margaret Kenequanash

    CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power

    Biography
  • $person->name

    Hon. Jeanie McLean

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

  • $person->name

    Chief Crystal Smith

    Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation Council & Chair, First Nations LNG Alliance

  • $person->name

    Hillary Thatcher

    Senior Director, Project Development and Indigenous Infrastructure, Canadian Infrastructure Bank

  • $person->name

    Mark Podlasly

    Director of Economic Policy and Initiatives, First Nations Major Projects Coalition

  • $person->name

    Thomas Benjoe

    President & CEO, FHQ Developments

  • $person->name

    Corey Ellis

    Co-founder & CEO, Growcer

    Biography
  • $person->name

    Marc Miller

    Marc Miller

  • $person->name

    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