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ATTENTION: Chief & Council, Housing Directors, Economic Development Offices, Financial Officers, Public Works (Water & Energy), Band Administration, Program Directors, Educators, Students, Community Members, Credit Unions, Non-Profit Organizations,  Economic Foundations, Cooperative Groups, and ALL Interested Individuals and Groups


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First Nations are ideally suited to growing green economies and creating local jobs and healthy communities. This one-of-a-kind conference and trade show will profile successful business models from Manitoba and across Canada, with a special focus on the growing role of social enterprise business in driving Canada’s green economy.

  • Learn how Communities are applying Social Enterprise to transform Poverty and Unemployment into Economic Opportunity
  • Network with Industry and Educational Leaders to understand the power existing within your Community
  • Explore practical Alternative Energy Solutions that will save money and create employment
  • Implement sensible financing for investments in efficient and sustainable energy which removes the high upfront cost barriers
  • Discover how creating a community food source can lead to increased health for the Community and its members
  • Realize sustainable solutions that will drive economic development and empower communities



    • Chief Gordon Planes, T`Sou-ke First Nation – “Harnessing Solar Energy for Future Generations”
    • Shaun Loney, AKI Energy
    • Christopher Henderson, President, Lumos Energy – “Building Community Legacies Through Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power”
    • Chief Reggie David Neeposh, Ouje-Bougoumou Cree Nation
    • Chief Jim Leonard, Rainy River First Nation
    • Honourable Eric Robinson, Deputy Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Province of Manitoba
    • Darcy Wood, Aki Energy Inc.
    • Annetta Armstrong, B.U.I.L.D.
    • Glen Cochrane, Chief Peguis Construction
    • Lucas Stewart
    • Bruce Duggan, Providence’s Buller Centre for Business & Aki Energy
    • Denise Restoule, Dokis First Nation
    • Grant Taibossgai, M’Chigeeng First Nation
    • Joe Munroe, Flying Dust First Nation
    • Kahnawa:ke Schools Diabetes Prevention Project: Ieiénthos Akotióhkwa, The Seed Planting Group
    • Leah Gazan
    • Larry Wood, Meechim Inc.
    • Byron Beardy, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
    • Kate Taylor, Aki Energy Inc.
    • Joseph LaBlanc
    • Asfia Kamal
    • Tabatha Martin
    • Priscilla Settee
    • Chief Reggie Neeposh, Ouje-Bougoumou Cree Nation
    • Elders Clarence and Barb Nepinak
    • Dion McKay, Fisher River Cree Nation, Master of Ceremonies
    • Amberae Wood, Garden Hill First Nation, Conference Co-Host


PLUS!social enterprise

  • Reception and Mini-Film Festival Evening at Adam Beach Film Institute
  • Entertainment by Rhonda Head, Mezzo Soprano
  • Local Fashion Show by Manitoba First Nation Designers, hosted by Edna Nabess of Cree-Ations
  • Tradeshow
  • Muskrats Den: Green Business Ventures Competition



Regular: $250 ea.
Elders & Students: $75 ea.
Tradeshow Booth: $500 (Tradeshow held in Main Plenary Room)

*Please make cheque payable to Aki Energy


View the Agenda by clicking here


Reserve your room(s) online at The Marlborough Hotel with special rates of $84/ night and $94/ night, or call directly at (204) 942-6411 or toll free 1-800-667-7666.

We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!




For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer Wood, Dawn-Rae Planners, Conference Coordinator:

Toll Free: 1-866-936-0385
Fax: 1-866-936-2034
Email: AkiEnergy@GoToRegister.ca


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