Creative Fire & Vice President – Des Nedhe Development
An Indigenous business leader with a 20-year career in the resource industry – from underground to human resources to corporate responsibility and Indigenous engagement – Sean knows the literal and figurative roads that lead to stronger ties between corporations, communities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners. Sean developed the strategies and led all negotiations which saw Cameco build upon its successful track record with Indigenous peoples. This led to Sean building partnerships in Australia, the United States, and throughout Canada. Sean’s greatest career achievement was signing five community-based agreements in Australia and in northern Saskatchewan and completing the most unique legacy trust fund in Canada, the Six River Trust.
Sean also serves as co-chair of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, chair of the highly successful training partnership Northern Career Quest, a director of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, and is past chair and now member of the Aboriginal Affairs committee of Mining Association of Canada.