the global first nations carbon summit
reducing carbon through indigenomics
October 3, 2023
Whitecap First Nation, Saskatchewan
The summit will feature the perspectives and insights of those who are taking steps to address carbon reduction through the application of technology, land use and other practices in a meaningful way.
Reducing Carbon Through Indigenomics
Indigenomics is about approaching economics from an Indigenous worldview.
Indigenomics reverses the systematic exclusion of Indigenous peoples from the economic table and return their inherent right to access a modern economy.
In the Global First Nations Carbon Summit will provide the platform for Indigenous leaders and communities to highlight how they will navigate environmental sovereignty, economic development and the carbon economy with Indigenomics as the foundation.
who should attend
Those interested in the Carbon Economy
Chiefs & Council
Economic Development Managers
Landowners & Managers
Stakeholders in the Carbon Economy
who should attend?
Stakeholders in the Carbon Economy
Chiefs & Council
Economic Development Managers
Fiona Wild VP, Sustainability, Climate Change at BHP
Carbon Reduced Mining
HON. BOB RAE, canadian ambassador to the un
Global Ambitions on Climate Action
Moderator Pat Fiacco, Former Mayor City of Regina
How ESG Investing Changes Everything
Andrew Hall, Managing Director, Carbon Markets Advisory
Sustainable Finance & Corporate Transitions, TD Securities
Jason Rasevych, Partner at Deloitte Canada and
National Leader of the Indigenous Services team
Moderator Kristy Shaw, Manager of Business Development Carbon RX
Importance of Environmental Sovereignty
Chief George Cote, Cote First Nation
Chief Heidi Cook, Misipawistik First Nation
Sheldon Wuttunee, President and CEO of SK First
Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence
Carol Anne Hilton, Mba
CEO/ Founder of the Indigenomics Institute
Taking a Seat at the Economic Table
5:00 -7:00 pm - Networking Reception Keynote Lionel Kambeitz, ceo of above food
Hosted by the Regina Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Regina
The Honorable Bob Rae
Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
The Right Honourable Bob Rae, will share his perspectives on how the UN’s priorities are affecting global ambitions to reduce the effects of climate change and what it means for you.
Carol Anne Hilton, MBA
CEO/ Founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Centre of Indigenomics
Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island and is a dynamic national leader with an international MBA from the University of Hertfordshire, England. She wrote the book Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table and is the founder and CEO of The Indigenomics Institute. Carol Anne will bring her passion and expertise in the discussion on Indigenomics.
Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change at BHP
Ms. Wild will speak on BHP’s global initiatives on carbon mitigation, net zero strategy and how the company’s recent announcement on zero emissions mining trucks will help them achieve these goals.
Regional Manager, Business Development Carbon RX
Pat served as the Mayor of Regina from 2000 to 2012 and was Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Saskatchewan. Pat started Fiacco and Company Management Group which focused on the economic development of First Nations.
Pat has worked with many First Nations on self-fulfilled economic sovereignty initiatives.
Pat will lead the discussion on how ESG Investing will change everything along with our guest panelists below
Managing Director, Carbon Markets Advisory, Sustainable Finance & Corporate Transitions TD Securities
Andrew has over 15 years of experience in environmental commodities, helping build out successful businesses within the financial services and energy sectors.
Prior to joining TD, Andrew was responsible for sustainable finance strategy, products and platforms at TMX Group and led the North American environmental commodities business at Capital Power.
Andrew will add his perspectives on ESG Investing.
Retired Chief Muskowekwan First Nation
As a longtime Chief of Muskowekwan First Nation, Bellerose has led initiatives that positively impacted First Nations, including several high-profile issues of both regional and national significance. Bellerose has demonstrated successful advocacy of First Nation jurisdiction and property rights, environmental sovereignty, and an enduring commitment to expanding economic self-sufficiency. Bellerose continues to be driven by supporting entrepreneurs and influencing national procurement processes.
Bellerose is an ambitious and forward-thinking leader who believes that the First Nations economy must be included in the carbon economy by using its competitive advantages of rights, lands, and jurisdiction to secure access to new markets, both nationally and internationally.
Partner at Deloitte Canada and National Leader of the Indigenous Services team
Jason Rasevych is an Anishnawbe from Ginoogaming First Nation and Partner at Deloitte Canada. Jason is the National Leader of the Indigenous Services team and leads Deloitte’s Indigenous Wealth Management service line which works to support First Nations and Trustees in managing approximately $1 Billion in invested funds.
Jason’s knowledge of economic development on First Nations will strengthen the discussion on ESG Investing.
President/Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence
Sheldon in his role as President/Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence, encourages environmentally responsible development of natural resources on First Nations.
Mr. Wuttunee will share we can develop meaningful and collaborative relationships among First Nations and industry in an effort to promote Environmental Sovereignty.
Chief Heidi Cook
Misipawistik Cree Nation
Heidi Cook is from Grand Rapids, Manitoba and is the Chief of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. She is the oldest of her parents’ five daughters and mother to Walter and Oski. She holds a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Politics, a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Masters in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development.
Her work has focused on rebuilding governance systems based upon cultural teachings and values, expressing traditional governance in the modern context to ensure a strong and prosperous future.
Chief Cook will share her goals on implementing Environmental Sovereignty; through development that is just, improves opportunities for health and employment while ensuring lands, waters and rights are protected.
Manager Business Developments for Carbon RX
Kristy Shaw is Cree and Metis from Piapot First Nation on Treaty 4 Territory. Kristy brings a breadth of knowledge in both the public and private sectors to the Carbon RX team with their continued expansion and growth within North America. Kristy has a passion for helping First Nations communities’ access and implement their inherent rights.
Kristy will lead the panel discussion on environmental sovereignty.
Chief George Cote
Was first elected as Chief of Cote First Nation in 2016 and re-elected in 2019.
Chief Cote has been focused on his vision to prepare a promising future for the next generations. Chief Cote is a strong supporter of the protection of Treaty rights and ensuring the Queen exercises the promises made to Cote First Nation through the Government of Canada.
He believes that Treaties with a constitution based on the laws of the land will provide Cote First Nation with a governance structure that creates future leaders for the Nation to build restoration and prosperity.
Chief George Cote will bring his perspectives on what Environmental Sovereignty means for his nation.
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