2011 Events

CANDO 18th Annual National Conference & Annual General Meeting

Date: November 7-10, 2011
Location: Richmond British Columbia

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CAMA 19th Annual Conference 
“Meeting Minds, Making Mines” Aboriginal Community Development through the Mining Sector

Date: November 6-8, 2011
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel,Vancouver,British Columbia

Aboriginal communities and resource companies use common lands for often opposing uses and differing values.

Aboriginal communities maintain a residual and ongoing right to use lands ceded by them through treaties, while resource companies also have a right to access and use these same lands for mineral development through legislation. In the next decade how will Aboriginal communities and resource companies move from talking about consultation to evolving forms of consent.

This conference will address ways to meet the challenges facing all of us including the education and training of Aboriginal youth; development of participation agreements; and ways to mutually prosper in the minerals industry.

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For more information, please contact: Ann Osler
Canada Forum Inc.
For the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association
Tel: 416-925-0866
Toll Free: 800-443-6452
Email: [email protected]

World Indigenous Business Forum

Date: October 4, 2011
Location: Roosevelt Hotel,New York City, USA

The World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) will take place on Native American tribal territory of the Shinnecock Indian Nation at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City on October 4, 2011. 

As a one-day extension to the World Business Forum October 5-6, 2011, the WIBF will create and promote a unique learning and networking experience for global Indigenous businesses and leaders. 

The WIBF is hosted by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. in partnership with HSM Americas Inc. The joint venture will give Indigenous representatives exposure to an incredible lineup of speakers specifically tailored to provide the latest insights on the overarching areas critical to the success of any organization, including: economy, trends and change; leadership, performance and people; strategy, innovation and communication. 

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International Indigenous Summit on Energy and Mining

Date: June 27-29, 2011
Location: Sheraton on the Falls Hotel,Niagara Falls, Ontario

The summit will focus on: 
-Sustainable and responsible resource development
-Current and future best practices in energy development, including green energy highlights and carbon market updates
-Economic education related to mining and energy
-The many opportunities for First Nations to contribute to the Canadian and world economies

This event will also feature a sector trade fair.

For more information about the Summit, please visit the AFN websiteor contact Karen Hunter by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 613.241.6789 ext 203.

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Working to build a stronger country and a better future for a new generation

Date: April 11, 2011,11:45am
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ballroom,Toronto, Ontario

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Atleo is part of a new generation bringing a new perspective to First Nation issues across the country. 

Please join us on Monday, April 11th when, with a clear focus on the future, National Chief Atleo will identify the opportunity and the urgent need to work together to support bold and innovative approaches to improve education and economic outcomes. National Chief Atleo maintains that change can and must be achieved in our lifetime and sets out a specific challenge to all Canadians, First Nations, industry and governments.

TICKETS - $75/$65 Members; Tables of 10 $750/$650 Members

PDAC 2011 International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange

Date: March 6-9, 2011 
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre,Toronto, Ontario

The PDAC Convention in Toronto is an annual highlight for the world's mineral exploration industry and it offers an excellent opportunity to bring Aboriginal people together with the exploration and mining sector.

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