Agenda

Day One : Tuesday, February 11, 2020

08:00

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:10

60 min
Tabatha Bull

Getting the Most Out of the Procurement Process

Tabatha Bull, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

  • Learn about the procurement process and how to make it more effective for your organization
  • Assessing your organization’s needs and wants in order to develop effective procurement strategies
  • Leveraging the strength of Aboriginal business in procurement
  • Why is the procurement process so important?
  • Collaborating with the government in the procurement process

10:10

60 min
Josh Jantzi

The New Impact Assessment: What You Need to Know

Josh Jantzi, Partner, Gowling WLG

  • What you need to know about the new Impact Assessment Act
  • What do you need to know for your Nation and business?
  • Measuring the economic benefits and social impacts
  • How the new Impact Assessment measures the overall benefits of potential projects
  • How will new potential resource projects have to be presented moving forward?

11:10

20 min

Break

11:30

60 min
Suzanne Trottier

Strategies to Build Financial Management Capacity

Suzanne Trottier, Director of Capacity Development and Intervention, First Nations Financial Management Board

  • Learn strategies to build financial management capacity
  • The importance of developing a unique and effective financial management system
  • Building good governance and financial practices to support greater partnerships
  • The importance of well-run, transparent finances
  • Practical advice in the world of modern Aboriginal business

12:30

60 min

Luncheon

13:30

50 min
Niilo Edwards

Taking Ownership: The Importance of Equity in Resource Projects

Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition

  • Why is taking equity in major resource projects so important?
  • How to create partnerships with equity ownership
  • What are the benefits and challenges of having equity in major projects?
  • What should you consider when negotiating equity partnerships?
  • Creating a partnership for long-term benefits

14:20

50 min
Drew Mildon

The Duty to Consult: New Considerations

Drew Mildon, Partner, Woodward & Company LLP

  • What are the legal obligations of the duty to consult?
  • How does the new legislation impact the duty to consult and your project(s) impact?
  • Knowing when your Nation has been sufficiently consulted
  • What are your legal obligations?
  • What does the future look like going forward?

15:10

20 min

Break

15:30

60 min
Darren Thomas
PANEL

The North Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee (NSEQC): Saskatchewan’s Open Forum to Discuss Future and Ongoing Uranium Projects

Darren Thomas, Manager, North Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee

Norman Wolverine, English River First Nation Representative, NSEQC Westside Co-Chair, North Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee

Gill Gracie, Aurora Communications Ltd., NSEQC Communication Consultant, North Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee

  • The open forum for company representatives, government representatives, and Indigenous Nations to speak on potential and ongoing uranium mining projects.
  • How greater communication between parties increases project approval and feasibility
  • How the committee provides opportunities to share traditional knowledge and see first hand the measures for environmental protection and worker safety

16:30

End of Day One

Day Two : Wednesday, February 12, 2020

08:00

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:10

50 min
Wally Braul

The Canadian Energy Regulator: What You Need to Know About the New Regulations

Wally Braul, Partner, Gowling WLG

  • What you need to know about life after the National Energy Board
  • What do you need to know for your business and community?
  • How will you be affected moving forward?
  • Will the Canadian Energy Regulator be acting in a different capacity?

10:00

60 min
Paul Gruner

Planning for Success: How to Build Up Your Development Corporation

Paul Gruner, President & CEO, Det’on Cho Development Corporation

  • Building the foundation of your development corporation
  • What does growth look like from start-up to the long game
  • Identifying and investing in people for long-term prosperity, one Member at a time
  • How do you plan for continued growth?
  • How the Det’on Cho continues to evolve their business partnerships

11:00

20 min

Break

11:20

60 min
Freda Campbell

Unlocking the Aboriginal Workforce: Capacity Building

Freda Campbell, Education and Training Director, Tahltan Central Government

  • Developing Community Skills Inventories
  • Preparing the Aboriginal Workforce and building essential skills
  • How to leverage transferable skills for professional and trades occupations
  • A look into how the Tahltan are building their workforce and investing in the young, Indigenous workforce
  • Development programs for essential workforce skills

12:20

70 min

Luncheon

13:30

50 min
Aldea Lavallie

How Corporations Approach Indigenous Relationships

Aldea Lavallie, Community Relations Manager, Pretium Resources Inc

  • How do corporations begin a relationship with Indigenous groups?
  • How do corporate Indigenous relationships evolve over the stages of a resource project?
  • How do we sustain our relationships?
  • What do we plan on continuing to do and hope to do going forward?
  • The importance of genuine, long-term relationships

14:20

50 min
Arman Mottaghi

Opportunities in Energy Efficient Homes

Arman Mottaghi, Board Director, BC Sustainable Energy Association

  • How new and evolving building regulations for energy-efficient homes are presenting new opportunities for partnerships
  • A look at the BC Energy Step code and how it has been implemented so far
  • How Indigenous-led projects can form the future of net zero energy homes
  • How projects for energy efficient homes can create opportunities in equipment manufacturing and the utilities industry
  • Working as a community for an efficient and sustainable future

15:10

20 min

Break

15:30

50 min
Lyle Trytten

The Future of Energy Partnerships: Canadian Opportunities in a Decarbonizing World

Lyle Trytten, Manager of Development, Giga Metals Corp.

  • What is the future of mining and energy projects in a decarbonizing world?
  • The potential of Canadian projects to supply these in-demand materials
  • The transition of the energy industry from fuel to feedstock
  • How will energy corporations transition to changing global needs?
  • Preempting the changing demands of a cleaner world

16:20

End of Day Two