the global first nations carbon summit
A platform for First Nations voices, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovative solutions in carbon.
October 3, 2023
Dakota Dunes Resort on Treaty 6 Territory
Welcome and Elders Remarks
A comprehensive learning experience, covering everything all things Carbon
Angela Bedard-Haughn, Dean, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan
Measuring Carbon using Remote Sensing
The application of remote sensing to measure carbon in agriculture and forestry.
Pieter Du Plessis, Vice President, Technology Development, Axiom Exploration Group
Retired Chief Reginald Bellerose
The importance of First Nations resource management and insights from Washington, DC.
Powering the Future
Exploring sustainable energy, including First Nations inclusion, capacity building, and technology adoption.
Heather Chalmers, President and CEO, GE Canada
Rupen Pandya, Chief Executive Officer, SaskPower
Jonathan Huntington, Vice-President, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Cameco Corporation
Moderator: Sheldon Wuttunee, President and CEO, Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence
A discussion on creative ways to fuel economic development in energy and other emerging business opportunities while maintaining environmental values.
Dean Gagne, Chief Disruption Officer, Innovation Federal Credit Union
Booker Cornea, Manager, Business Development, First Nations Bank of Canada
Moderator: Monica James, Senior Director, Indigenous Financing, FCC
Protecting Mother Earth
Showcasing how First Nations communities are protecting ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources.
Chief David Monias, Pimicikamak Okimawin
Chief Lorie Whitecalf, Sweetgrass First Nation
Moderator: Milton Tootoosis, Chief Economic Reconciliation Officer, SREDA
Investing with Purpose
Brentyn Hall, Director of Operations and Head of Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, WeShall Investments
The Global First Nations Carbon Summit is currently finalizing it's agenda. This year's themes will include:
- An Introduction to Carbon: A comprehensive learning experience, covering everything from Carbon 101 to the intricacies of the carbon markets.
- How to Reduce and Capture Carbon: Leveraging modern technology to reduce and capture carbon emissions.
- Leveraging Carbon as a Financial Instrument: A breakdown of how carbon can be used to enhance and drive economic activity in First Nations communities.
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.