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Advancing the Enoch Cree Nation Solar Farm, John Kenney, Urban Systems & Chase Morin, Enoch Cree Nation
Applying Grants for Start-ups and Acquisitions, Sam Minde, Neyaskweyak Group of Companies Inc.
Arctic Initiatives for Preservation of Indigenous Cultural Traditions and Promotion of Diversity in the Republic of Sakha, Yakutia & Role of CERBA in Facilitation of International Business and Social Ties between the Indigenous Communities at Arctic and North, Valerii Maximov, Senior Trade Commissioner of Russia to Canada
Board Governance - Understanding the Role of the Economic Development Board, Ken Tourand, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology & Warren Weir, Vancouver Island University
Boundary Dispute Resolution: Is this Something you Need?, Erin Tompkins, Natural Resources Canada
Cannabis: What You Need to Know About the Law to Make the Most of Cannabis Legalization for your First Nation, Kenji Tokawa, Donovan & Company
Economic Development - Basic Do’s and Don’ts, Georgina Villeneuve & Jeff Frketich, Peace Hills Trust Company
Ensuring Successful Business Partnerships - Renewable Energy, Doane Crowshoe, Piikani Resource Development Ltd.
First Nations & Philanthropy, Richard Bridge, Ulnooweg Development Group / NACCA
Food Sovereignty Through Economic Development: Creating Profitable Food Production and Food Export Opportunities in Indigenous Communities, Corey Ellis, The Growcer
Helping Indigenous Businesses Sell Goods and Services to Government, Kevin Turner, Office of Small & Medium Enterprises, Public Services & Procurement Canada and Dolores Coelho, Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs
Hopes for the Future in the Age of Indigenous Nation-Building: Leadership, Governance, Culture, and Resiliency, Dr. Manley A. Begay Jr., Northern Arizona University
Indigenous Co-operatives in Canada: Current State and New Opportunities, Trista Pewapisconias, Co-operatives First
Indigenous Economic Development: Examples of Inspiring CESO Mentorships from across Canada, Allison Deer, CESO
Indigenous Tourism in Alberta, Charmaine Willier-Larsen, Indigenous Tourism Alberta and Laura McGowan and Mackenzie Brown, Alberta Culture & Tourism: Presentation 1 and Presentation 2
Indigenous Workways: Situating Work, Lived Experiences, Relational Conversations, Leadership Style Preferences & Alumni Engagement, Lori Campbell, Darci Belmore, Anika Sehgal & Kelsey Hewitt, University of Waterloo; and Catherine T. Kwantes, University of Windsor
Infrastructure Development in Remote Canada: A Discussion of First Nations-Led Projects and Progressive Financing Options, Elan Cusiac-Barr, PwC
Insights from the Poverty Action Research Project, Fred Wien, Dalhousie University; Jeff Beaudry, Assembly of First Nations; Kevin Whitney, T’it’q’et First Nation; Warren Weir, Vancouver Island University; and Yvonne Ballantyne, Misipawistik Cree Nation
Measuring the Impact of Aboriginal Economic Development Officers, Brian Barge, The Evidence Network
Partnerships in Action, Wes Wirth, Teslin Tlingit Council and Deborah Taylor, First Nations Market Housing Fund
Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business, Dolores Coelho, Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs
Revenue Streams in Hemp, Andrea Eriksson, Norquest College
The Successful Impact of Collaboration for Sustainable Indigenous Community Economic Development, Ruby Littlechild, Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre
14th Annual National Youth Panel
- Taylor Behn-Tsakoza, Fort Nelson First Nation
- Wacey Little Light, Siksika Nation
- Shana Pasapa, Whitebear First Nation
- Dylan Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
- Derek Bruno, Samson Cree Nation (NYP Alumni)
- Regional Chief Kluane Adamek, Kluane First Nation (NYP Alumni)
Stantec Women in Business Panel
- Deanna Burgart, Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc.
- Jacquelyn Cardinal, Naheyawin
- Ruth Chambers-Gee, Gee & Gee Racing
- Janice Larocque, Spirit Staffing & Consulting Inc.
First Nations Success in Agriculture: A Key to Economic Development and Food Security
- Lance Tailfeathers, Blood Tribe Agricultural Project
- Leonard Sawatsky, Green Certification Trainer & Consultant
- Paul Biglin, White Buffalo Group of Companies
- Chief Lee Crowchild, Tsuut'ina Nation