Date & Time
Thursday, June 9, 2022
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Auditorium, McIntyre Community Centre
Presentations during this session will explore leading practices for benefit-sharing, and business and workforce development for and with Aboriginal People.
Agenda is subject to change
9:00 am | Registration & Networking
10:30 am | Sioux Lookout Mining Center of Excellence, Regional Collaborations and Workforce Development through Training
Hear how four rural indigenous communities collaborated with an aim to help their community members fill regional mining sector jobs. Together, with Northern College’s Training Division, the partners successfully secured funding that helped establish a regional Mining Centre of Excellence, which through the course of a year, trained over 227 people, more than half of which were indigenous and women. Finally, the presentation will share project best practices, and outcomes and discuss sustainability strategies.
Christine Heavens, MBA, C.E.T
Executive Director, Community, Business Development and Employment Services
Jacob Dockstater, JD, MBA, BA
Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord Economic Development
12:00 pm | Lunch
1:00 pm | Indigenous-led Projects in the Ring of Fire Area
By exercising their right to self-determination, Webequie First Nation and Marten Falls First Nation are balancing their environmental stewardship responsibilities with their aspirations for economic reconciliation. Learn about the insights and progress of Indigenous-led road projects.
President & CEO
Indigenous Community Engagement (ICE)
1:45 pm | Revenue Resource Sharing Agreements
Director of Lands & Resources
2:30 pm | Closing Remarks & Closing Prayer
Annie O’Brien, Elder
Brian Davey, Executive Director, NADF
2:45 pm | End