Conference Presentations

Assertion of First Nations Rights for Economic Benefit, Cliff Fregin & Chanze Gamble, New Relationship Trust
Building Training Opportunity for Aboriginal Youth in the Trades through Partnership, Keith Chicquen, Vancouver Island University & Ron Nunweiler, School District 79
Collaboration in Comox Valley: The K’ómoks First Nation and Invest Comox Valley, John Watson, Comox Valley Economic Development Society & Richard Hardy, Pentlatch Seafoods Ltd.
Community Decision-Making: How Good Communications Can Guide Decision Making & Lead to Stronger Communities, Richard Truman, CopperMoon Communications
Creating a North American Bingo Platform for Indian Country, Scott White, Parlay Games Inc.
Economic Development, Land Management & Good Governance - Creating the "Trifecta” of Sustainable Community Development, Lawrence Lewis, Malahat Nation & Dan Huang, Urban Systems
Economic Growth Acceleration: Partnering for Aboriginal Economic Development Success, Bram Strain, Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification
Entrepreneurship among First Nations Women in the Atlantic Region: A Presentation of Key Findings & Implications for Practice, Monica Diochon, St. Francis Xavier University; Sheila Isaac, Coady International Institute; Blossom LaBillois, Eel River Bar First Nation; Shawnee LaPorte, Membertou First Nation; and Kateri Stevens, Eskasoni First Nation
First Nation - Municipal CEDI Toolkit Workshop, Marena Winstanley, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
First Nation - Municipal Partnerships Panel: Shared Benefits for All, Chief Roland Twinn, Sawridge First Nation, AB; Reeve Murray Kerik, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, AB; Kim Dyke, Slave Lake Regional Tri-Council; Chief Clem Seymour, Seabird Island Band, BC; and Kerry Hilts, District of Kent, BC - Tri-Council Project Video
First Nation Strategic Partnerships, Dan Rochon, ATCO Sustainable Communities Inc.
First Nations Business Investment Strategies: New Approaches, Robert Campbell, Chris Hild & Travis Seymour, MNP LLP
Generating Jobs and Revenue, Dr. Roslyn Kunin, Haida Enterprise Corporation
How an Economic Leakage Study Can Benefit a First Nation, Travis Seymour, Chris Hild & Susan Mowbray, MNP LLP
Managing Community Change, Ismo Heikkila, T.E. Wealth
Measuring the Impact of Aboriginal Economic Development, Brian Barge, The Evidence Network
Mining New Possibilities: Our Journey to Successful Community Based Training through Local Partnerships, Melanie Sturk, Mining Industry Human Resources Council
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Robert Shade, Native American Global Trade Center
New Below-Prime Rate Financing for First Nations Projects, Frank Busch, First Nations Finance Authority
'Not Even Wrong’ - Developing Local Responses to New on Reserve Homeownership”, Tim Clark, Habitat for Humanity; Leo Lawson, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation; & Stewart Anderson, Vancity. Moderator – David Seymour, M’akola Group of Societies
Pipeline to Prosperity? Examining Options for Financial Benefits from Major Projects, Harold Calla, First Nations Financial Management Board
Strategic Planning Workshop, Terry Coyes, Coyes & Associates
Sts’ailes Is a Good Place To Do Business - An Overview of Its Energy Sector, William T. Charlie, Sts’ailes First Nation & Robert Lagasse, Sts’ailes Development Corporation
The Benefits of Partnerships - Turning Nightmares into Dreams, Deborah Taylor, First Nations Market Housing Fund & Tabitha Eneas, Penticton Indian Band
The Kwoiek Hydro Project: Tangible and Intangible Benefits, Patrick Michell, Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Top Ten New Ideas That Offer Significant Advantages for Aboriginal Governments & Their Businesses, Colin Doylend, The Castlemain Group
Using Nature & Heritage as a Community Builder and Economic Engine: Models from Hawaii, Nunavut & Australia, Flo Frank, Common Ground Resource Group
"Women In Business Panel”, Paula Corcoran, Sugar & Spice Events and Décor & Eel Ground First Nation; Dr. Marie Delorme, The Imagination Group of Companies; Monica Diochon, St. Francis Xavier University; Beverley O’Neil, O’Neil Marketing & Consulting and Numa Communications Ltd.; Patricia Turner, E.T. Development