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Milestone Webinar Series Part 2 – Exploring How to Create Indigenous Inclusion

Registration is free

Date: January 17, 2024

Time: 12-1pm EST

Cost: Free

Overview:

Don’t miss this webinar on the topic of Indigenous engagement, inclusion, and capacity building. Guiding the conversation will be our moderator, Mike McGarragan, who will engage in insightful discussion with four remarkable panel guests exploring how to create Indigenous inclusion.

Panelists:

Jen Knox

CEO K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation (KEDC)
 
Jen is a proud Coast Salish member of the K’ómoks First Nation. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and marketing, but what she is most whole-heartedly fervent about is happiness, health and inclusion for all our members. Jen draws on her well-rounded educational and professional background to be successful in her role as CEO for KEDC. She has completed several post-secondary courses, including Applied Business Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration at VIU, Community Economic Development at SFU, and Esthetics at Blanche Macdonald. An entrepreneur at heart, she has worked in several capacities, administration, Housing Coordinator, economic development, teaching women’s fitness and pole fitness classes, photography, and even running her own personal businesses. Jen loves the variety of her role, as she helps in the daily operations of the nation’s 100% owned and operated businesses by giving guidance and support to the managers, reviewing the financial statements, budgets and working on future development projects, as well as many other duties to aid her community in becoming successful, by growing the economy and creating jobs, with minimal impacts to the land.

Houston Barnaby

Founding Partner
Indigenous Treaty Partners
 
Mi’kmaw from Listuguj, QC, Houston is an Indigenous Rights lawyer who has represented the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs in areas of Governance and has gained industry knowledge and experience negotiating Impact Benefit Agreements with proponents in the Province during that time. Houston is also a Board member of the Nova Scotia Community College Foundation, whose mission is dedicated to helping students in financial need and improving access to education. Growing up on a First Nation’s reserve, Houston has seen firsthand the importance of all levels of government coming together to find a solution that respects the inherent right of the First Nations to govern themselves and the needs of surrounding communities. Houston is passionate about bridging the gap between stakeholders and rightsholders for a stronger Canada.

Ken Letander

CEO Strat First Inc.
 
Ken Letander, BSW, MBA(C), a seasoned professional, has made remarkable contributions across diverse sectors, spanning government, non-profit, Indigenous communities, and private industry. His specialized expertise centers on risk management techniques and the adept application of Gender-based Analysis Plus as a crucial policy instrument. He excels in advising and crafting comprehensive plans encompassing strategy development, Indigenous recruitment, and Indigenous procurement planning.

Gavin Domitter

National Manager, Indigenous Relations
Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc.
 
Gavin Domitter has over 20 years of experience successfully managing people, projects, and programs in a variety of diverse industries, environments, and locations. Gavin has a demonstrated business acumen and keen ability to develop collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities, clients, and stakeholders. His extensive operations background is equally matched with an innovative business development background that fosters unique value-added and mutually beneficial opportunities promoting long term capacity building. Gavin has extensive experience and success working with Indigenous communities across Canada, including the Arctic, on various types of projects, programs, and business development initiatives.

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