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**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

 

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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

 

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

 

PLUS!

  • 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

 

REGISTER TODAY!

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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REGISTER BY FAX OR EMAIL (offline)

REGISTRATION WILL ALSO AVAILABLE ON-SITE AT ENTRANCE

 

AGENDA
View the Agenda by clicking here

 

ACCOMMODATIONS
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!

 

READ ABOUT US IN THE WINNIPEG SUN!

 

LISTEN TO DARCY WOOD TALK ABOUT THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE ON NCI FM!

 

 

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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