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WIBF 2016 Speakers

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Alice Wong

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Alice Wong

Senior Vice-President & Chief Corporate Officer - Cameco Corporation Speaker Alice Wong has spent nearly three decades in the mining and nuclear industries and has a wealth of experience. Alice is Cameco’s senior vice-president and chief corporate officer and has...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Amanda Donigi

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Amanda Donigi

Founder & Editor - Stella Magazine Speaker Amanda Donigi is the founder and editor of Stella magazine. On establishing Stella; Amanda said she wanted to see more positive stories coming out of her region, so thought that a women's magazine such as Stella would be...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Andrew Carrier

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Andrew Carrier

Chairman of the Board - The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. Speaker Andrew Carrier – BA, RPT, CHRP REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL TRAINER & CERTIFIED HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTITIONER Andrew started his career with the Government of Manitoba in December 1987...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Darrell Beaulieu

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Darrell Beaulieu

President and CEO - Denendeh Investments Incorporated Speaker Darrell Beaulieu was appointed President and CEO of Denendeh Investments Incorporated (DII) and group of companies in October 2005. DII is the General Partner of Denendeh Investments Limited Partnership...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: David Reid

WIBF 2016 Featuring: David Reid

Manager Aboriginal Banking SK - RBC Speaker David grew up in southern Saskatchewan joining Royal Bank in 1981. He has held a number of positions in Saskatchewan assuming his present role, Manager Aboriginal Banking SK, in 1999. He has been dedicated to the community...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: David Williams

WIBF 2016 Featuring: David Williams

Co-Founder and Director - Gilimbaa Speaker As proud Wakka Wakka man, and the Co-Founder and Director of Gilimbaa, David brings a lifetime of culture and connections that lie at the heart of the outcomes delivered by the Gilimbaa team. David was influenced by his...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Mayor Donald Atchison

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Mayor Donald Atchison

Mayor - Saskatoon Speaker Mayor Donald Atchison has guided Saskatoon through more than a decade of exceptional economic expansion and population growth. Saskatoon is recognized as one of Canada’s most diverse and balanced regional economies. Mayor Atchison believes...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

WIBF 2016 Featuring: 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 Enterprise Facilitation® a responsive, person-centered approach to local...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Geoff Gay

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Geoff Gay

CEO - Athabasca Basin Development Speaker Geoff Gay has worked for the Athabasca region since 1998. As CEO of Athabasca Basin Development, he is responsible for evaluating new opportunities and monitoring existing investments/operations, and under his leadership, the...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Gordon J. Keesic

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Gordon J. Keesic

Institutional Portfolio Manager & National Head Aboriginal Services - RBC Speaker Gord is an Institutional Portfolio Manager and the National Head of RBC’s Aboriginal Services team. Prior to his current role, he was an Investment Advisor at a leading Canadian...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Chief Gordon Planes

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Chief Gordon Planes

Director - Lands Advisory Board Speaker Gordon’s traditional name is Hya-quatcha, named after his great grandfather from Scianew (CHEE-A-NEW), the salmon people. Elected Chief of the T’Sou-ke(SAA-UKE) nation for the past 8 years, he sits on many boards encompassing...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Ivan Makil

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Ivan Makil

Founding Partner - Generation Seven Speaker Ivan Makil founded Generation Seven Strategic Partners to provide a conduit between tribal governments and non-tribal entities. To further strengthen tribal economies, Makil also created a Native-owned venture capital fund....

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Jean Paul Gladu

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Jean Paul Gladu

President and CEO - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Speaker Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Jeff Pickett CPA, CA

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Jeff Pickett CPA, CA

Managing Partner - Ernst & Young LLP Speaker In September, 1998 until July 2007, and June 2013 to present, Jeff has worked as a private business specialist focusing on corporate tax planning, succession and estate planning including corporate reorganizations. His...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Jennifer Baing-Waiko

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Jennifer Baing-Waiko

Community Leader, Sustainable Living Advoate and Co-Director - ‘Save PNG’ Speaker Jennifer Baing-Waiko and husband Bao Waiko’s motto is ‘sharing knowledge, changing lives’. This is reflected in their TV show ‘Café Nuigini’ which celebrates Papua New Guinean culture,...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: John Sagman

WIBF 2016 Featuring: John Sagman

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Wellgreen Platinum Speaker Appointed to Wellgreen Platinum in fall 2012, John Sagman holds a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has over thirty years of...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: John Scarfe

WIBF 2016 Featuring: John Scarfe

CEO - Points Athabasca Speaker John Scarfe joined Points Athabasca in 2007, bringing a wealth of knowledge that includes decades of experience and close ties to Northern Saskatchewan and its culture to his role in overseeing the company. John holds a Masters of...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Keith Fonstad

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Keith Fonstad

Director of Aboriginal Services for Saskatchewan - MNP Speaker Keith Fonstad, MPAcc, CPA, CA is a Partner in MNP’s Prince Albert office and MNP’s Provincial Director of Aboriginal Services for Saskatchewan. Committed to understanding his clients’ needs, Keith delivers...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Leanne M. Bellegarde

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Leanne M. Bellegarde

Director - Diversity and Inclusion for PotashCorp Speaker Leanne hails from Treaty 4 territory in the south of Saskatchewan but grew up in the northern community of Meadow Lake. She completed her law degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1991 and was admitted to...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Lisa Meeches

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Lisa Meeches

Producer - Film Industry Speaker Lisa Meeches is one of the most dynamic and respected producers in the film industry, and a proud Ojibway from Long Plain First Nation. One of her recent projects, 4 time CSA nominee and 2 time winner We Were Children, is widely...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Malai Ila’ava

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Malai Ila’ava

Managing Director - Hamdei Mines Limited Speaker 8 years of exploration geology experience in Papua New Guinea projects at varied levels of development. Led and drove exploration programs at Morobe Mining JV (a Harmony Gold and Newcrest Joint Venture) for 4 years. He...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Chief Mathieya Alatini

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Chief Mathieya Alatini

Chief - Kluane First Nation Speaker Mathieya Alatini grew up on the Shores of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing. She was part of a generation who had the opportunity to attend the First Nation operated Keetse'dun ku School. She attended high school and University in...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Monica James

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Monica James

National Manager for Aboriginal Banking - Business Development Bank of Canada Speaker Monica is a member of the Peter Ballantyne First Nation, (Saskatchewan) and is currently the National Manager for Aboriginal Banking at the Business Development Bank of Canada. Her...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Paul Chartrand

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Paul Chartrand

Advisor - Indigenous Organizations Speaker Paul L.A.H. Chartrand, I.P.C.(Canada’s Indigenous Bar Association) Teach.Cert.(MB), B.A. (Wpg), LL.B.(Hons) QUT Australia, LL.M. (Sask) Professor of Law (retired), Lawyer. Paul Chartrand participated as a representative and...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Scott Banda

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Scott Banda

Chief Executive Officer - Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) Speaker Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), a position he has held since February 2010. Scott joined FCL in 2002 as the Legal Affairs Manager and in 2004 was...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Sean Willy

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Sean Willy

Creative Fire & Vice President - Des Nedhe Development Speaker 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...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Stephen Lindley

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Stephen Lindley

Vice President, Aboriginal & Northern Affairs - SNC-Lavalin Inc. Speaker Stephen is corporate Vice President of Aboriginal & Northern Affairs, for SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada’s largest Canadian-owned engineering and construction firm. He has been with SNC-Lavalin...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Thomas Benjoe

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Thomas Benjoe

Commercial Account Manager, Aboriginal Banking Specialist - RBC Speaker Thomas is from the Muscowpetung First Nation and is dedicated to the advancement of First Nations communities through his role as a Commercial Account Manager, Aboriginal Banking Specialist with...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Zane Hansen

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Zane Hansen

President and CEO - Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) Speaker ZANE HANSEN of the Waterhen Lake First Nation is President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA). Since 2007, Zane has been leading this dynamic organization that operates...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring:  Tim Goltz

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Tim Goltz

Managing Director - Stonecutters Capital Ltd. Speaker Tim began his business career in 1995 in Edmonton with NAI Commercial as a junior broker in light industrial and land services. In 1996, out of an interest in distribution and logistics, Tim moved to Burlington, ON...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Siotame I. Uluave

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Siotame I. Uluave

Proprietor - Solo Corp Speaker As the youngest of twelve children, Siotame I. Uluave spent his early years in Tonga. Growing up, he watched his father, Solomone Uluave, and his older brothers become skilled craftsmen in building fales (homes) with precision and...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring:  Shaun Soonias

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Shaun Soonias

Member - Red Pheasant First Nation Speaker Shaun Soonias is a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada and has endeavored both professionally and personally to work in areas that serve and promote the rights and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples,...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring:  Robert Louie

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Robert Louie

Chair - First Nation Land Advisory Board Speaker Bachelor of Law, LLB, University of Victoria – 1982 Graduate Business Commerce Courses – 2 years Business Administration Diploma, Okanagan University College – 1975 Graduate Chief Louie is an Okanagan business...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring:  Peter Dunn

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Peter Dunn

Business Development Manager - GHD Speaker Peter Dunn, GHD Business Development Manager, has been pioneering Indigenous economic development through advancing Indigenous enterprise in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. He is advising a number of Indigenous...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Sandra Paillal

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Sandra Paillal

Director - The Mapuche Chamber of Commerce, Santiago de Chile Speaker Sandra is a well-known accountant and adviser, with a vast experience in accounting financial and tax for companies and institutions in Santiago de Chile. . Sandra is a professor for various...

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WIBF 2016 Featuring: Richard Tauehe Jefferies

WIBF 2016 Featuring: Richard Tauehe Jefferies

CEO - Iwi Investor Speaker Richard affiliates to the Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Tukorehe tribes of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Richard is CEO of a Maori tribally owned Finance and Investment company and is commited to generating opportunities for indigenous businesses to...

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