CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Relationships between industry, government and Indigenous peoples lie at the heart of Canada's natural resource sector. Indigenous youth now represent the fastest growing population segment in Canada and will soon be entering leadership positions with ever-increasing legal and political authority over the lands and resources within their traditional territories.
Effective engagement with Indigenous youth will help to ensure they receive meaningful outcomes from resource development alongside industry, and that their interests and concerns are genuinely addressed within Canada's 21st century resource economy. The Conference Board of Canada's Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource Development will bring Indigenous youth together with industry, government and Indigenous leaders to explore how to build a stronger, more collaborative and equitable natural resources sector in Canada.
When: November 21-22, 2017
Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary, Alberta
Who: Speakers include:
- Daniel F. Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada
- Kluane Adamek, Founder, Our Voices
- Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, Natural Resources Canada
- Dr. Ken S. Coates, Research Chair in Regional Innovation, University of Saskatchewan
- Clément Chartier, President, Métis National Council
- Tom Isaac, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
- Alicia Dubois, Market Vice-President, Indigenous Banking CIBC Investor Services
- Mitchell Case, President, Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council
- Chad Day, President, Tahltan Central Government
For the full schedule and times visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/17-0073/agenda.aspx
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Media Accreditation is required.
This conference is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, Shell Canada, Forest Products Association of Canada, Enbridge, Cenovus, NRStor, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
For further information: Or media accreditation, contact: Natasha Jamieson, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail: [email protected]; Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail: [email protected]