THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
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
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
SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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