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Achieving Indigenous Equity Ownership in Major Projects

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Advancing Indigenous Economic Participation

While partnerships between private companies and Indigenous communities in infrastructure projects are not new, previous agreements often missed offering First Nation and Métis communities a full equity stake. Whether you've received offers involving pipelines or other infrastructure, negotiating the best deal while safeguarding your community’s rights and interests is essential.

Join us on April 18 for a virtual discussion featuring speakers from Sawridge First Nation, Heart Lake First Nation, Willow Lake Métis Nation and MNP, as they share their journey through these transactions and the impact it is having on their communities.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MDT)

  • Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
  • Intro
  • Major Projects Through the Lens of Leadership
    • Hear from Chief Isaac Twinn, Sawridge First Nation, as he shares his journey to the Astisiy Partnership, where he discusses advancing Indigenous economic participation and its impact on shifting mindsets at the leadership table.
  • Major Projects Through the Lens of Economic Development
    • Listen to Tony Bagga, Heart Lake First Nation, as he recounts his experience navigating through Project Hexagon, delving into financing options and the necessary capital raise essential for realizing the investment.
  • The Operational and Project Management Side of Major Projects
    • Hear from Justin Bourque from the Willow Lake Métis Nation as he discusses charting a new course for Indigenous communities, exploring the genesis of this partnership and shedding light on what happens afterward.
  • Financing Indigenous Equity Participation
  • Closing Thoughts & Remarks
  • Q&A



Chief Isaac Twinn

Sawridge First Nation

Tony Bagga

Heart Lake First Nation

Justin Bourque

Willow Lake Métis Nation

Jameel Sayani

Jameel Sayani, CPA, CA, CAFM

Regional Managing Partner, Northern BC Provincial Director (BC), Indigenous Services

Deana Morton

Deana Morton, CPA, CGA, FEA

National Leader, Indigenous Tax Services

Kevin George

Kevin George, CPA, CA

Business Advisor, Oil & Gas, Indigenous Services Provincial Director (AB, YT, NT & NU), Indigenous Services