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Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource Development

2017 Event

Relationships between industry, government and Indigenous peoples lie at the heart of Canada’s natural resource sector. Each holds a powerful position with unique rights and responsibilities. Yet, all parties rely on the others to fully achieve their long-term aspirations and objectives. Canada’s future prosperity depends on these groups building respectful, collaborative and mutually-beneficial relationships so that each can become a stronger, more supportive partner for the others. A collaborative, mutually-beneficial approach is also critical to ensuring sustainable, environmentally responsible development.

This summit aimed to bridge gaps in understanding the interests, needs and challenges among all stakeholders in Canada’s natural resource sector. Delegates at this event had the opportunity to learn from, and network with, industry, government, Indigenous leaders, and Indigenous youth in a setting that had never existed in Canada until this event. Attendees gained a variety of insights on how to become a stronger, more supportive partner in this sector.


Featured Speakers from the 2017 Event

Paul Robitaille

Paul Robitaille
Chair
Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council

Kluane Adamek

Kluane Adamek
Founder
Our Voices

Merle Alexander

Merle Alexander
Partner
Gowling WLG

Etienne Bélanger

Etienne Bélanger
Director, Forestry
Forest Products Association of Canada

Dave Bradley

Dave Bradley
Director, Indigenous Workforce Development
Outland Camps Inc.

Mitchell Case

Mitchell Case
President
Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council

Ken S. Coates

Ken S. Coates
Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation
University of Saskatchewan

Lee Crowchild

Lee Crowchild
Chief
Tsuut'ina Nation

Chad Day

Chad Day
President
Tahltan Central Government

Alicia Dubois

Alicia Dubois
Market Vice-President, Indigenous Banking
CIBC Investor Services

Niilo Edwards

Niilo Edwards
Executive Director
First Nations Major Projects Coalition

Michael Fox

Michael Fox
Chair, Aboriginal Affairs Committee
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

Olivia Ikey

Olivia Ikey
Vice-President
Qarjuit Youth Council

Tom Isaac

Tom Isaac
Partner
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Aviaq Johnston

Aviaq Johnston
Instructor and Social Service Worker
Nunavit Sivuniksavut

Rosalie LaBillois

Rosalie LaBillois
Youth Representative, New Brunswick
Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council

Dawn Lavell-Harvard

Dawn Lavell-Harvard
Director, First Peoples House of Learning
Trent University

Michael Lickers

Michael Lickers
Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Community Development
Suncor Energy Inc.

Stephen Lindley

Stephen Lindley
Vice-President, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Sara Mainville

Sara Mainville
Senior Associate Lawyer
Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP

Brian McGuigan

Brian McGuigan
Manager, Aboriginal Policy
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Andy Moorhouse

Andy Moorhouse
Vice-President, Economic Development
Makivik Corporation

Daniel F. Muzyka

Daniel F. Muzyka
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Conference Board of Canada

Kim Rudd

Kim Rudd
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
Natural Resources Canada

Sandra Sutter

Sandra Sutter
Executive Director
Circle for Aboriginal Relations Society

Brian Titusr

Brian Titus
Vice-Chair and Acting Chief Operating Officer
First Nations Financial Management Board

Susan Whitley

Susan Whitley
External Relations Manager, Social Performance and Indigenous Peoples Policy
Shell Canada Limited


Sponsored by

We’d like to thank our generous sponsor for their contribution to this event.

Sponsors

Natural Resources Canada logo

pwc

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) logo


Enbridge Pipelines Inc.logo


ESDC Canada logo

Cenovus Energy Inc. logo

NRStor Remote Communities & Mines logo


Indian Oil and Gas Canada - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada logo


Bannf Centre logo


FP Innovations logo


Suncor

Youth Program


BC Hydro logo

Cenovus Energy Inc. logo

HydroOne logo

kinder morgan canada

Métis Voyageur Development Fund logo

snc_lavalin

Stantec logo

Teck Resources Limited logo

Union Gaslogo

Valard logo

Marketing Partners

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers logo

COTAPSA logo

First Nations Technology Council logo

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. logo

MiHR Council logo


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