Agenda

Day One: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

10:30 EDT

15 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

11:45 EDT

60 min
Paul Gruner

Indigenous Inclusion in the Supply Chain to Enhance the Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) of Resource Companies Competitiveness

Paul Gruner, President & CEO, Det’on Cho Management LP

  • What is ESG
  • What is the value proposition of Indigenous inclusion and the supply chain
  • How are Indigenous groups currently participating in the supply chain
  • Case study of Det’on Cho Management LP and ESG
  • What can we do going forward / best practices

12:45 EDT

45 min

Break

13:30 EDT

60 min
Drew Mildon

Structuring for Tax Exemptions: LPs and LLPs and Divergent Priorities

Drew Mildon, Partner, Woodward and Company LLP

  • What are the Indian Act tax exemptions and how do they work?
  • Why do First Nations choose to use limited partnerships to structure their businesses?
  • When can a First Nation-owned partnership reduce PST impacts?
  • How can a partnership address governance complexity when working with Indigenous governments?

15:30 EDT

45 min

Break

17:15 EDT

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day Two: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10:30 EDT

15 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:45 EDT

60 min

Creating Equity in Resource Partnerships

  • Tools and lessons learned
  • Initiating and maintaining equitable partnerships
  • Evaluation and critical reflection
  • Strengthen and support the community
  • Understand the importance of promoting equity

11:45 EDT

60 min

The Importance of Champions, Influencers and Allies in Indigenous Relations

Ruby Littlechild, National Director, Indigenous Relations, SNC-Lavalin

  • Collaboration is imperative to successful Indigenous partnerships
  • There is value in every stakeholder and partner at the table
  • Being an influencer and social change to alleviate the systemic gaps in development
  • Connecting innovative ideas via champions, influencer and allies to create development
  • Avoiding and navigating your way around gatekeepers

12:45 EDT

45 min

Break

13:30 EDT

60 min
Blair Hogan

Creating local indigenous economies through biomass district heating projects - Spotlight on the Teslin Biomass Project

Blair Hogan, Chair, Investment Committee, Teslin Tlingit Council

  • Project spotlight on the Teslin Biomass Project – 1.3MWt biomass district heating system
  • First Nation owned project, that incorporates community wood waste-streams
  • Jump-started a local forestry industry and sawmill
  • An example of a community economic development success

15:30 EDT

45 min

Break

16:15 EDT

60 min
Case Study

A Redevelopment Energy Partnership with Indigenous Communities

  • Develop an innovative, bottom-up and Indigenous-led partnership
  • Ensure that renewable energy projects are fully aligned with the respect and protection of human rights
  • Engage in the right energy partnerships with Indigenous communities
  • Step-by-step guide to being open, transparent and accountable
  • Develop partnerships and collaboration with other institutions

17:15 EDT

Closing Remarks from the Chair