World Indigenous Business Forum - Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

  • Congratulations to Saskatoon, SK for hosting the recent and very successful World Indigenous Business Forum 2016. There are 3 months, 14 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes, 17 seconds to the World Indigenous Business Forum 2016

Featured Affiliates

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

Founder Sirolli Institute

Speaker

"All development is indigenous"

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is an inspiring authority on sustainability. In 1971 he began his work in Africa. In 1985, he pioneered Enterp more...

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Special Acknowledgement

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute would like to send Special Acknowledgement to The WIBF 2016 Saskatoon Planning Committee

WIBF 2016 Honourary Co-Chairs:

Chief Darcy Bear Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson Lac La Ronge Indian Band
Marty Klyne Entrepreneur
Lou Gardiner Chair Saskatchewan Métis Economic Development Corporation

WIBF 2016 Host Planning Committee:

Milton Tootoosis Chair - Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN)
Barb Hambleton Vice President - Indigenous Leadership Development Institute
Gilles Dorval Director - Aboriginal Relations, City of Saskatoon
Sandra Miller Tourism Saskatoon
Shaun Soonias Private Contractor
Angela Pratt Board Member - SFNEDN
April Roberts Manager - SFNEDN
Pamela Spink Private Contractor and Board Member - SFNEDN
Darrell Burnouf Manager - Northern Business Development and Communication Cameco Corporation
Monica Brunet Clarence Campeau Development Fund
Tristan Zachow SaskMetis Economic Development Corporation
Curtis Standing Project Manager - SWIFFA
Dalyn Bear Chair Youth Sub- Committee

Thank you for all your hard work planning WIBF 2016: Saskatoon

Press Release - WIBF Resolution: CHANGE OF THE DEFINTION OF INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT

BY: The Delegation of the World Indigenous Business Forum 2016

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- At the seventh annual World Indigenous Business Forum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, a delegation of Indigenous business leaders from across the globe resolved to define Indigenous Development in their own terms. Following an impassioned keynote by Dr. Ernesto Sirolli in which he highlighted the lackluster entry in Wikipedia for “Indigenous Development”, a delegation of individuals from Indigenous communities across the globe rallied to write a description that would accurately reflect what they do. Facilitated by the Sirolli himself, a pioneer in sustainability, the group produced the following resolution statement, in English and Spanish, that was accepted unanimously by the entire forum:

CHANGE OF THE DEFINTION OF INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT

In consideration of the cosmology of indigenous populations as exemplified by the common knowledge of its people, and the application to every aspect of life from politics to economics to science, spirituality, morality and philosophy, our definition of Indigenous Development is:

Indigenous development is the organized effort by Indigenous Peoples to honor, enhance, and restore their well-being while retaining a distinctiveness that is consistent with their ancestral values, aspirations, ways of working, and priorities on behalf of all Future Generations. Their efforts also strive to share a holistic model of livelihood that respects the Creator, the Earth and promotes sustainability now and for the generations to come.”

Though this may seem like a small step to some, building consensus among Indigenous communities and empowering them to seize control of their own Nations is a focus of many organizations across the world. To have a definition of what it is Indigenous People would like for themselves allows these groups to narrow their focus and provide services that respond directly to the needs of the populations they’re serving.

Press Release WIBF 2016 Resolution
Wikipedia Resolution Statements in English and Spanish

Latest News Updates

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Photos Now Available
WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Photos Now Available

Please check the pictures of the WIBF 2016, August 23-25, Saskatoon, Canada!

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WIBF 2016 Agenda
WIBF 2016 Agenda
Now available, the final version of the WIBF 2016 Agenda. Please click here to view.
Saskatchewan World Indigenous Festival for the Arts
Saskatchewan World Indigenous Festival for the Arts

The Saskatchewan World Indigenous Festival for the Arts will bring together different Indigenous cultures to promote cultural exchange, unity and reconciliation through music and the arts within a 2-day festival for August 24th and 25th, 2016 at Delta Bessborough Gardens in Saskatoon, SK. The diverse Indigenous people of Saskatchewan will have the opportunity to work on the creation of joint performances, while inviting Indigenous artists and musicians from other provinces and countries to diversify the intercultural experience.

For more information, please click here.

Other WIBF 2016 Hotel Options
Other WIBF 2016 Hotel Options
  • Rumley Suites (73-24th Street East Saskatoon SK S7K 1N9 Downtown) : 6 suites currently available from Aug 21-29
    2 Bedroom 2 Bath Suites: 1 - 4 nights @ $ 249.95, 5-13 nights @ $199.95
  • The Riverfront (902 Spadina Crescent East Saskatoon SK S7K 0G8 - Next to the River & Downtown area) 1 Suite available from Aug 21-29
    1 bedroom 1 Bath Suites: 1 - 4 nights @ $ 169.95, 5-13 nights @ $139.95
  • Hallmark Place (311 6th Avenue North Saskatoon SK S7K 7A9 next to the Riverfront & Downtown) 26 suites available from Aug 21-29
    (13) 1 bedroom, 1 bath Suites: 1 - 4 nights @ $ 169.95, 5-13 nights @ $139.95
    (13) 2 bedroom, 1 bath Suites: 1 - 4 nights @ $ 189.95, 5-13 nights @ $169.95
  • The Broadway (611 University Drive Saskatoon SK S7N 3Z1) 1 Suite available from Aug 21-29
    (13) 1 bedroom, 1 bath Suites: 1 - 4 nights @ $ 169.95, 5-13 nights @ $139.95
Website: obasasuites.com
WIBF 2016 Agenda (2nd Draft Version)
WIBF 2016 Agenda (2nd Draft Version)
Now available, the second draft version of the WIBF 2016 Agenda. Notice that this is not a final version and may be subject to changes. Please click here to View.
WIBF Pre Conference Tour Package
WIBF Pre Conference Tour Package

WIBF Specialized Tour Package – Pe kapaysik Miykowapi

Contact for bookings: Irene Elliott, Irene.elliott@wanuskewin.com, (306)931-6767

These packages were created especially for WIBF delegates. Prices are listed, and transportation is not included.

For more information,please click here. For the online version, please follow this link wanuskewin.com

Official WIBF 2016 Speakers & Sponsors
Official WIBF 2016 Speakers & Sponsors

Global Initiatives to be Discussed WIBF 2016

    • Strengthening Indigenous Nations
    • Trading Globally and Recreating Global Strategies
    • Building Stronger Economies
    • Rebuilding Nations with Good Governance
    • Partnerships and Impact Benefits Agreements
    • Creating Greener Economies
    • Shared Values- Developing Countries
Please click here to view the full details.
World Indigenous Business Forum Tour Possibilities
World Indigenous Business Forum Tour Possibilities
  • CHIEF WHITECAP & JOHN LAKE
    Experience the story of the great Sioux leader, Sitting Bull, as he and his people came to Canada fleeing the US Army’s 7th Cavalry in 1877.
  • ALMIGHTY VOICE, WILLOW CREE HEALING LODGE & FORT CARLTON
    Listen to the tragic story of Almighty Voice who eluded the RCMP for more than a year and a half after he shot and killed a cow in 1895.
  • CHIEF POUNDMAKER AND HIS PEOPLE
    The Battle of Cut Knife Hill had the potential to be Canada’s Little Big Horn. Hear why this did not happen from those whose families were part of the Battle of Cut Knife Hill (Broken Knife).
  • VALLEY ROAD
    This road is one of the earliest arteries carved out of the South Saskatchewan River valley early in the last century linking Saskatoon to the farming and recreation areas along the way.

Email: Arla@ixtapatravel.ca or call 306-664-3233 or call or text to 306-220-5085

Please click here for more details.
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Supports WIBF 2016
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Supports WIBF 2016

The Sheraton Cavalier is happy to offer the delegates of WIBF a group rate of $165 plus applicable taxes for a traditional room, with complimentary parking (value of $15 per night)

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An EIYGL fundraiser for a chance to win lucrative prizes!
An EIYGL fundraiser for a chance to win lucrative prizes!

Help sponsor an EIYGL youth member attend the WIBF 2016 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan through an enticing and lucrative prized fundraiser. Please click here for more details.

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The WIBF Young Innovators invites you to be part of the WIBF 2016 Young Entrepreneur Marketplace. To apply, please submit your video pitch and tell us why you would like to be part of this forum on OneStory at https://www.onestory.com/interviews/wibf-2016-young-entrepreneur-marketplace

For further details, please contact Tradeshow Lead, Devon Fiddler at devon@shenative.com

WIBF 2016 Affiliates

Ambassadors

Dr. David Chartrand, LL.D. (hons), O.M.
Maria Tuyuc
Dr. Alexandria Wilson
Peter Hanohano
Phil Fontaine

Honorary Co-Chairs

Chief Darcy Bear
Louis G. Gardiner
Marty Klyne
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Master of Ceremonies

Alicia Dubois
Félix Queupul, Mapuche
Francine Whiteduck

Speakers

Alice Wong
Amanda Donigi
Amanda Lear
Andrew Carrier
Darrell Beaulieu
David Reid
David Williams
Mayor Donald Atchison
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
Geoff Gay
Gordon J. Keesic
Chief Gordon Planes
Ivan Makil
Jean Paul Gladu
Jeff Pickett CPA, CA
Jennifer Baing-Waiko
John Sagman
John Scarfe
Keith Fonstad
Leanne M. Bellegarde
Lisa Meeches
Malai Ila’ava
Chief Mathieya Alatini
Monica James
Paul Chartrand
Richard Tauehe Jefferies
Roland Duplessis
Sandra Paillal - Chilean Delegation
Scott Banda
Sean Willy
Stephen Lindley
Thomas Benjoe
WIBF 2016 Young Indigenous Innovators Presented By Potash Corp.
Zane Hansen
Peter Dunn
Chief Robert Louie
Shaun Soonias
Siotame I. Uluave
Tim Goltz

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