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GLOBE 2014
Forging resource development agreements between Aboriginal communities and companies are becoming a business imperative, not an option. Unlocking the potential of electricity, mining, pipeline, forest products and transmission ventures necessitates going far beyond regulatory and legal requirements. Bottom line, Aboriginal interests must be reflected in commercial land-based projects and enterprises. The sessions in this theme focus on Aboriginal-Business Accords that are community-centered, environmentally-sensitive and economically value-additive for major resource development opportunities.
  • Commodities & Corridors: Integrating Aboriginal Interests

    Wednesday, March 26 / 3:15pm - 4:15pm
    Room 8

    One of the more challenging issues resource development proponents face is ensuring that the economic, social, and environmental interests of First Nation and Metis communities are integral to any new infrastructure. This session explores go forward agreements that meet both Aboriginal and business expectations.

    Speakers Include:

    Chris HendersonChris Henderson, President, Lumos Energy & Founder,
    Delphi Group, Canada

    LeClair, ByronByron LeClair, Director of Energy Projects,
    Pic River First Nation, Canada

    DonBubar_126Donald Bubar, President & CEO,
    Avalon rare Metals Inc., Canada

    Jody Wilson-RaybouldJody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief,
    BC– Assembly of First Nations, Canada

    Douglas EyfordDouglas Eyford, Lawyer, Eyford Macaulay
    Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP, Canada

    Tags: Resource Efficiency, Transportation, Infrastructure, Natural Resources

     

  • The Aboriginal Advantage: Embracing Project Partnerships

    Wednesday, March 26 / 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Room 8

    Securing the social license to operate in areas where Aboriginal interests exist requires not only a totally different engagement approach, but also a fundamental rethink about doing business with Aboriginal partners. Engage with those who are at the forefront of this new reality.

    Speakers Include:

    McDonald, PiersPiers McDonald, Chair, Yukon Energy Corporation,
    Canada

    Sayers, JudithJudith Sayers, Visiting National Aboriginal
    Economic Development Chair & Assistant
    Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

    Gladu, JP500Jean Paul Gladu, President & CEO,
    Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

    Colleen NyceColleen Nyce, Manager, Corporate Affairs & Community Relations,
    Rio Tinto Alcan, Canada

    Tags: Corporate Sustainability / CSR, Extractive Industries, Natural Resources