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First Nations Leading the Way National Meeting is open to First Nations who are currently scheduled on the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA), taxing under s.83 of the Indian Act, signatories to the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management (FA) or First Nations who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for 10-Year Grants.

SPEAKERS (FNFI & LAB)

C.T. (Manny) Jules | Chief Commissioner FNTC

Harold Calla | Executive Chair FNFMB

Ernie Daniels | President & CEO FNFA

Robert Louie | Chairman LAB

Virtual National Meeting 2021 | FEBRUARY 17-18, 2021 | AGENDA

First Nations Economic Resilience:
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FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | National Meeting: Day 1 | First Nations Success Stories

Please Note: All times are Pacific Standard Time [pst]

8:00am – 8:05am | Elder Eugene Louie

8:05am – 8:10am | Tewanee Joseph, National Meeting Host, Welcome Attendees and National Meeting Overview

8:10am – 8:35am | OPENING MESSAGES
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services

8:35am – 9:25am | FIRST NATIONS FINANCE AUTHORITY – LEADING THE ECONOMY

FNFA PANEL
Panel Host: Jody Anderson, FNFA Associate Director of Member Services
Chief Misel Joe, Miawpukek First Nation
Vicky Blake, Finance Manager, Temagami First Nation

9:25am – 10:15am | FIRST NATIONS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT BOARD – CELEBRATING SUCCESS

FMB PANEL
Panel Host: Shayla Point, BA, LLB, Director-Market Development, Financial Administration Laws & Stakeholder Relations, FMB
Geordie Hungerford, CEO, FMB
Isabelle Wood, Director General, Wemotaci Atikamekw Council
Chief Evan Taypotat, Kahkewistahaw First Nation

10:15am – 10:35am | William Prince, Juno Award Winner

10:35am – 11:25am | FIRST NATIONS TAX COMMISSION – BUILDING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES

FNTC PANEL
Panel Host: Trenton Paul, Director of Policy and Law Review, FNTC
Delyla Daniels, Tax Advisor, FNTC
Jesse James, Outreach Manager, FNTC
Chief Derek Epp, Tzeachten First Nation
Justin Gottfriedson, Councillor, Tk’emlúps First Nation

11:25am – 12:15pm | FIRST NATIONS LANDS ADVISORY BOARD – FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON FIRST NATION LAND MANAGEMENT

LAB PANEL
Panel Host: Meko Nicholas, Executive Director, LABRC
Chief Willy Sellers, T’exelcemc (Williams Lake Band people)
Cheryl Knockwood, Membertou First Nation
Melissa MacDonald, Lands Officer, Membertou First Nation
Trevor Bernard, Membertou First Nation

12:15pm – 12:20pm | Summary of Day 1 and Preview for Day 2

12:30pm | FMB VISION QUEST DOCUMENTARY: SPECIAL PREMIER SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR 24 HOURS, STARTING FEBRUARY 17, 2021. BEGINNING AT 12:30PM

FMB VISION QUEST – WATCH IT HERE

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | NATIONAL MEETING: DAY 2 | FIRST NATIONS ECONOMIC RESILIENCE IN ACTION

Please Note: All times are Pacific Standard Time [pst]

8:00am – 8:05am | Recap of Day 1 and Preview for Day 2

8:05am – 9:30am | LEGISLATIVE REFORM AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
C.T. Manny Jules, Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission
Harold Calla, Executive Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board
Ernie Daniels, President/CEO, First Nations Finance Authority
Robert Louie, Chairman, Lands Advisory Board

9:30am – 10:10am | FNII – FIRST NATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE INSTITUTE

FIRST NATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE INSTITUTE PANEL
Panel Host: Jason Calla, FNII Technical Team
Allan Claxton, FNII Development Board Chair
Joe Miskokomon, FNII Development Board Member

10:10pm – 10:30pm | William Prince, Juno Award Winner

10:30am – 11:10am | PLANNING FOR A SPECIFIC CLAIMS SETTLEMENT

SPECIFIC CLAIMS PANEL
Panel Host: Stefan Matiation, Director General, Specific Claims Branch, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree First Nation

11:10am – 11:25am | JUSTICE HARRY SLADE

11:25am – 12:05pm | EDUCATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PANEL

EDUCATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PANEL
Don Morin, Senior Business Analyst, FNFA
Melanie Assiniwe, Director Capacity Development and Intervention, FMB
Dr. Andre Le Dressay, Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
Angie Derrickson, Manager, Training, Mentorship & Professional Development, LABRC

12:05pm – 12:10pm | MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
Summary of Discussion and Next Steps

12:10pm | End of National Meeting

SPEAKERS (FNFI & LAB)

C.T. (Manny) Jules | Chief Commissioner FNTC

Harold Calla | Executive Chair FNFMB

Ernie Daniels | President & CEO FNFA

Robert Louie | Chairman LAB

First Nations Leading the Way National Meeting is open to First Nations who are currently scheduled on the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA), taxing under s.83 of the Indian Act, signatories to the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management (FA) or First Nations who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for 10-Year Grants.

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