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Growing Your Business: the importance of Indigenous partnerships

June 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Webinar Presentation (PDF) 


The path to truth and reconciliation coincides with inclusive economic development. Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations can mutually benefit by bringing together their expertise, traditional knowledge and focus on sustainability. This will help to grow the Atlantic Canada’s economy while protecting the environment.
 
Regional firms need to unlock the full potential of the Indigenous economy, employing Indigenous workers and collaborating with Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses.

This session features a panel of speakers, including businesses that have partnered with Indigenous organizations. Speakers describe the mutual benefits for Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and share their motivations for Indigenous partnerships, lessons learned, and opportunities for further collaboration. 
 

Speakers

Fred Bergman
Senior Policy Analyst
APEC

Andrew John
Director of Justice & Legal Affairs
Miawpukek First Nation


Robert Apold
Executive Director
Natural Forces

Wanda Jerrett-Compton
P-Tech Project Manager
Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office

Lynn Clark
Leader, IBM Client Innovation Centre: NS
IBM Canada


APEC's President & CEO, David Chaundy, hosts and moderates this session. 
 

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