Indigenous Green Economy Initiative, Tarra Wright Many Chief, Acosys Consulting Services Inc.
Reconnecting Indigenous Economic Development Corporations, Communities and Entrepreneurs with Agriculture and Food in Canada and Beyond, Shaun Soonias and Monica James, Farm Credit Canada
How to Complete Due Diligence on New Ventures, Tim Keating, Keating Business Strategies Ltd.
Indigenous Investment - How Do Managers of Economic Development Corporations Make the Right Decisions?, D’Arcy O’Farrell, Carleton University
Mining Equals Opportunity for Indigenous Communities, Robert Stewart, Professional Geoscientist & Paul Macedo, Cando
Becoming a Champion of Change in Your Community, Jerry Asp & Sonia Molodecky, Global Indigenous Development Trust
Tiičma Enterprises' Economic Resilience & Reconciliation Through Collaboration, Gary Wilson, Tiičma Enterprises; Frank Dragon, KCFN Holdings LP; and Kevin Jules, Tiičma Management Services
Climate Change Adaptation: Interactive 3D Community Modelling, Barry Stevens, Stevens Solutions & Design Inc.
Indigenous Peoples Economic & Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA): Empowering Indigenous-led, Government Enabled International Economic Development, Moderator - Raymond Wanuch, Cando; Dale LeClair, Indigenous Representative; Kingson Lim, Global Affairs Canada; Francesca Nassif, Global Affairs Canada
Transforming Indigenous Procurement - Results from the 2023 Cando Survey on Indigenous Procurement and Capacity Needs and Introductions to Government Support, Danielle Aubin, Indigenous Services Canada & Ray Wanuch, Cando (Moderators); Irene Henriques, York University; Bob Anderson, University of Regina; Rick Colbourne, Carleton University; Ana Maria Peredo, University of Ottawa; Tim Dymond, Indigenous Services Canada; and Aaron Bower, Public Services & Procurement Canada
Supporting the Power and Potential of Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs, Shannon Pestun, Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.; Magnolia Perron, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association; Nicole Travers, Ulnooweg Development Group; and Elaine Chambers, däna Näye Ventures
Renewable Energy Projects Success Stories, Rose Paul, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation; and Kirt Dedam, Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation
Engraved on Our Nations: Indigenous Economic Tenacity, Dr. Fred Wien, Dalhousie University (Moderator); Christopher Googoo, We’koqma’q First Nation; Mary Doucette, Cape Breton University; David Newhouse, Trent University; and Dr. Wanda Wuttunee, University of Manitoba
Frameworks, Strategies, and Lessons Learned in Procurement Early Engagement to Maximize Indigenous Participation and Benefits, John Johnstone, Cando (Moderator); Kristy Barnaby, Barnaby and Associates; Mark Dokis, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association; Tim Dymond and Danielle Aubin, Indigenous Services Canada; Dennis Brunner and Chris Major, Public Services & Procurement Canada
Governance is a Tool Not a Weapon: Learning Useful Skills to Make Boards Work for You, Cora Bunn, Catalyste+ / Corporate Governance, Glenn Fleetwood, BDO Canada LLP
How Online Marketing, Video Storytelling and Community Engagement Transformed My Indigenous Business, Mallory Rose, Tribal Trade Co.
Access to Capital - Resurrecting Chakastaypasin, Chief Calvin Sanderson, Chakastaypasin Band and David Boisvert & Georgina Villeneuve, Peace Hills Trust
Cybersecurity Within the Indigital Revolution, Leon Morris, Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. / Ki’tpu Cybersecurity & Technology Services
Economic Development Corporations, Strategic Partnerships & Joint Ventures: Structuring, Governance, Taxation and Sovereign Wealth Planning, Gary Kissack & Brian Gosse, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and Leonard Rickard, Siksika Group of Companies
Implementing Innovation: Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative - Abegweit Success Story, Ray Wanuch, Cando; Bethany Knockwood and Tyler Gould, Abegweit First Nation
18th Annual National Youth Panel
- Kianna Bear-Hetherington, St. Mary’s First Nation
- Kathleen Doxtator, Oneida Nation of the Thames
- Justin Langan, Manitoba Métis Federation
- Reanna Merasty, Barren Lands First Nation
- Macyn Morning Bull, Piikani First Nation
- Brayden Omeasoo-Steinhauer, Ermineskin Cree Nation
Economic Developer of the Year Award Presentations
Individual EDO Category
- James Stevens, Millbrook First Nation, NS
- Thomas Benjoe, FHQ Developments (File Hill’s Qu’Appelle Tribal Council), SK
Indigenous Private Sector Business Category
9th Annual Women in Business Panel