The 2012 Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Trade Show http://entrepreneurship2012.indigenous.net/ Recent Videos Video <![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Richard Morgan]]>  

Richard Morgan (Owner, Ammolite Factory) discusses how his company came into existence and describes a little bit about Ammolite gems.

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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:16:38 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Dawn Madahbee]]>  

Dawn Madahbee (General Manager, Waubetek Business Development Corporation) stops by speaker's corner to discuss her opinion on Aboriginal Economic Development, and how hearing the stories throughout the conference has affected her.

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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:13:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Denis Gourde]]>  

Denis Gourde, Corporate Director of External Affairs at Agnico-Eagle, discusses his job, linking with communities in Northern Canada.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:48:01 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Darrel Reid]]>  

Darrel Reid (General Manager, Sustainable Development, Shell Canada) goes into detail about what Sustainable Development truly means to the people at Shell, and breaks down how Shell attacks the challenges involved.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:47:15 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Brittany Jones]]>  

Brittany Jones (Labour Market Development Youth Coordinator, NWAC) sits down in the Speaker's Corner to share with us upcoming projects and what goes into creating them.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:46:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Audrey Sam]]>  

Audrey Sam (Executive Director, North East Native Advancing Society), explains what her company does for Aboriginal people. She also discusses Aboriginal people as an untapped labour resource.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:45:37 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Julie Ann Nolin Wriston]]>  

Julie Ann Nolin Wriston (Manager, Corporate Strategy, Pinehouse Business North) talks about her community in Northern Saskatchewan, her position and what's important to her business, as well as her reasons and motivations behind attending AECTS 2012.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:44:51 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - J.P. Gladu]]>  

J.P Gladu (Director, Papasay Management Corporation) discusses the importance of grabbing hold of development opportunities and the challenges and advantages behind tapping into the Aboriginal workforce.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:43:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Owen Fitzgerald]]>  

Owen Fitzgerald (Executive Director, Unama'ki Economic Benefits Office) discusses how the Unama'ki Economic Benefits Office got it's start, its early opportunities, and the importance of a balanced economic approach to business.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:28:28 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Nathan Elliot]]>  

Nathan Elliot (President, InSightWest Research), discusses the report he and a colleague published about "Economic Space", and the concepts explored within.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:27:19 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Orest Zwozdesky]]>  

Orest Zwozdesky (Orest Zwozdesky International) discusses his roots as an entrepreneur alongside how he decided to go into the field of private coaching.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:26:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Michael Fox]]>  

Michael Fox (President, Fox High Impact Consulting), talks with Speaker's Corner about the consulting process, from the first step to the finished product.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:25:09 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Patricia Mohr]]>  

Patricia Mohr (Vice President, Scotia Bank) talks about Canada's role in the resource industry; from international waters to closer to home. She also reveals some of Scotia Bank's plans for the future.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:23:01 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Reginald Bellarose]]>  

Reginald Bellarose (Chief, Muskowekwan First Nations) shares his key message, which is to attract business to First Nations.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:21:50 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Richard Lafferty]]>  

Richard Lafferty (Owner, Flash Point Facilitators Ltd.) sits with Speaker's Corner to discuss his company's objective and how he intends to achieve it.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:13:39 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Richard Fournier]]>  

Richard Fournier, President and CEO of inGenius People, shares all about his company's ambitions and services, and close ties with companies, governments, and the aboriginal community.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:19:27 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Rex Many Grey Horses]]>  

Rex Many Grey Horses talks about his home grown business, T-Rex Gems, his family's involvement, and the hopes and dreams of growing a company.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:15:28 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Rob Rollingson]]>  

Rob Rollingson (General Manager, Indian Business Corporation) talks about his company's business; loaning money to Aboriginal companies and individuals, at Speaker's Corner.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:04:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Ted Anderson]]>  

Ted Anderson (Director, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing) shares with Speaker's Corner the ins and outs of his company.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:03:18 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Stephen Lindley]]>  

Stephen Lindley (Vice-President, SNC Lavalin) comes to visit Speaker's Corner, and gives an interview about his intentions behind visiting AECTS.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:02:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Ruth Williams]]>  

Dr. Ruth Williams, CEO, All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) spends a little time in Speakers Corner, to share her experiences.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:01:48 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Sara Filbee]]>  

Sara Filbee (Assistant Deputy Minister, AANDC) stops by Speaker's Corner to elaborate on her talk and much more.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:00:52 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier]]>  

Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier (Pressure Pipe Streel Fabrication Ltd) discusses how she got started, what happened along the way, and what her company does. All on Speaker's Corner.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:59:59 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Chris Henderson]]>  

Christopher Henderson (President, Lumos Energy) discusses clean energy, and Lumos Energy's role in contributing to the market. Right here, on Speaker's Corner.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:58:49 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Wanda Hunchak]]>  

Wanda Hunchak (Vice-President, Westcap Management Ltd) discusses her business and the message she brought to AECTS, all on Speaker's Corner.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:57:55 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Tracy O'Hearn]]>  

Tracy O’Hearn, Executive Director (Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada) stops by Speaker's corner for a small taste of what her company does.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:57:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Ted Norris]]>  

Ted Norris (Program Director, Aboriginal Entrepreneurship online community) made a stop by the Speaker's Corner to discuss what he's doing in the Aboriginal job market and how his skills develop.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:56:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Speaker's Corner - Stephen Crocker]]>  

Stephen Crocker (Director, Aboriginal Relations, PTI Group Inc) discusses how PTI Group's contracts and investments assist the Aboriginal community, on Speaker's Corner.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:55:29 GMT
<![CDATA[Closing - Hon. Peter Penashue]]>  

The Honourable Peter Penashue offers words of wisdom, stemming from both his history as a chief, and his present as a cabinet minister.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:24:45 GMT
<![CDATA[Closing - Michele Taina Audette]]>  

Closing - Michele Taina Audette

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:23:58 GMT
<![CDATA[Closing - Kelly Lendsay]]>  

Kelly Lendsay, President and CEO of AHRC, takes us through what we've learned at the AECTS 2012 conference, with a message of Early Engagement for Future Community Prosperity.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:23:02 GMT
<![CDATA[Land Tenure on Reserve]]>  

Leona Irons (NALMA) leads the three presentations with the subject of Land Tenure on Reserve, alongside Mel Woolley (Land Strategy) and Sheila Craig (Manager, Lands Team 2, AANDC).

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:22:19 GMT
<![CDATA[First Nations Business & Taxation]]>  

Max Faille (Partner, Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP) and Cam Cameron (Senior Associate, Business Law and Aboriginal Law Group, Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP) sit in with us to discuss and share about Business and Taxation on a First Nations level.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:21:30 GMT
<![CDATA[Government/Industry Partnership]]>  

Paul Wyminga (Director, Aboriginal Development Branch, Alberta Human Services) and Andrew Loosely (Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Statoil Canada) provide some background regarding Government involvement with first nations people, and share some of their goals.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:20:28 GMT
<![CDATA[Public Policy Forum]]>  

Led by Allan Clarke, Director General of AANDC, the panelists consisting of Julie Cafley, (Vice President of Public Policy Forum) Virginia Flood, (Vice-President of Rio Tinto Canada) and Harold Calla (Chairman of the First Nations Management Board), each offer their unique views and information regarding Public Policy.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:19:33 GMT
<![CDATA[First Nations Land Management Regime]]>  

Robert Louie (Chair, Lands Advisory Board and Chief of Westbank First Nations) leads off the panel on how Land Management has affected First Nations. The panel features Darcy Bear (Chief, Whitecap Dakota First Nation), Andrew Beynon (Director General, Community Opportunities Branch, AANDC) and Gordon Planes (Chief, T'Sou-ke Nation)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:18:25 GMT
<![CDATA[Procurement Tools]]>  

Procurement Tools

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:17:20 GMT
<![CDATA[Women's Series - Financial Literacy]]>  

Brittany Jones (Labour Market Development Youth Coordinator, NWAC) and Andrea Aibens (Project Coordinator, NWAC) bring to our attention a Financial Literacy pilot program, and discuss why the project is important.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:16:27 GMT
<![CDATA[Women's Networking Breakfast]]>  

The Women's Networking Breakfast is a panel of women from a variety of walks of life, all of whom have things to share, from personal to professional advice. The panel consists of Dr. Ruth Williams (CEO, ANTCO), Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier (Pressure Pipe Steel Fabrication LTD), Michèle Taina Audette (Native Women's Association) and Tracy O'Hearn (Executive Director, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:15:26 GMT
<![CDATA[Women's Series - Leadership]]>  

Anne Noonan hosts this panel of Women professionals, armed with a series of questions aiming to peel back what makes a good female leader in today's society. The panelists consist of Dr. Julie A. Pelletier (PhD, Chair and Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Winnipeg), Nicole Robertson (President, Muskwa Productions and Consulting), Sheila Isaac (Program Manager, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership) and Tracey Scarlett (CEO, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:14:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Sustainable Communities]]>  

The final session is all about Sustainable Communities, with presentations from Darrell Beaulieu (President and CEO, Denendeh Investments Incorporated), Scott Rehmus (CEO, Coast Opportunity Funds), and Chris Sankey (Human Resource Chair, Lax Kw'Alaams Band Council).

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:13:41 GMT
<![CDATA[Setting the Pace for Green and Renewable Energy]]>  

This session brings us the advantages and know-hows of Green and Renewable energy. Join our presenters; Christopher Henderson (President, Lumos Energy), Paul Kariya (Executive Director, Clean Energy BC), David Mackett (Whitesand First Nation), and Craig Toset (Whitesand First Nation)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:13:40 GMT
<![CDATA[Essentials for Business Development (Part 2)]]>  

The session continues on the Essentials for Business Development, with presenters Stephen Crocker (Director, Aboriginal Relations, PTI Group Inc), Pablo Sobrino (Assistant Deputy Minister, PWGSC) and Owen Fitzgerald (Executive Director, Unama'ki).

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:12:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Essentials for Business Development (Part 1)]]>  

This session is on the Essentials for Business Development, with presenters Ted Anderson (Director, MaRS Centre), Rob Rollingson (General Manager, Indian Business Corporation), Tim Zehr (CEO, NACCA), Wilson Neapew (Director, Aboriginal Financing, BDC), and Wanda Hunchak (Vice-PResident, Westcap Management Ltd).

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:12:17 GMT
<![CDATA[Forging International Business Partnerships]]>  

This session is all about Forging international business partnerships. Watch as our presenters take it away: Jerry Lemmon (Team Lead, Talisman Energy), Armand MacKenzie (Senior Director, Tata Steel Mills Canada)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:11:25 GMT
<![CDATA[Meeting the Human Resource Challenge]]>  

This session's theme is Meeting the Human Resource Challenge, and it takes the form of a talk show with our presenters j'Amey Holroyd (Director of Apprenticeship and Education, Boilermakers Local), Deborah Munroe (Executive Director, Trade Winds to Success), Sheilagh Murphy (Director General, Social Policy and Programs, AANDC) and Linden Pinay (Executive Director, Aboriginal Skills Group)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:10:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Partnerships]]>  

These presentations introduce us to Business partnerships throughout several stages, with Andre Benoit (First Nations of Quebec Forestry Network), Owen Fitzgerald (Executive Director, Unama'ki) and Ben Voss (President and CEO, MLTC Resource Development Inc.)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:10:08 GMT
<![CDATA[The Life Cycle of Major Projects]]>  

This session is about the Life Cycle of Major Projects, with our presenters Stephen Lindley (Vice President, SNC Lavalin), Brock Kaluznick (Group Lead Aboriginal Relations, Encana), And Audrey Sam (Executive Director, NENAS and CEO, NEASEP)

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:09:21 GMT
<![CDATA[Seizing Local and Regional Opportunities]]>  

The first session of the conference kicks us off with the theme of Seizing Local and regional opportunities in a Global economy, with presenters Patricia Mohr (Vice President, Scotiabank), Nathan Elliott (President, InsightWest Research),  Denis Gourde (Corporate Director, Agnico-Eagle), and Sara Filbee (Assistant Deputy Minister, AANDC).

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:08:39 GMT
<![CDATA[Keynote - Darrel Reid]]>  

Darrel Reid (General Manager, Sustainable Development, Shell Canada) presents the virtues of what Shell is currently engaged with, and stresses the importance of local Aboriginal talent and education.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:07:50 GMT