Panel to Discuss the Role Business has to Play in Reconciliation

The New Way of Doing Business PosterWeweni Indigenous Scholar Speaker Series to address why gaining greater knowledge of Indigenous Canada is a great business investment

WINNIPEG, MB – To be a business leader in Canada in 2015 you must understand where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. Aboriginal rights to land and natural resources, the needs of a booming cultural demographic, and a growing class of Indigenous entrepreneurs – these are just some of the factors that are changing business as usual.

“People across Canada are waking up to the new reality of Indigenous people, and while many forward thinkers in the business industry already know the value of increasing their own understanding, we want to make sure our students are part of these conversations,” says Wab Kinew, UWinnipeg’s Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Affairs, who will be moderating the discussion.

The panel features speakers with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the business world: Vice President of Aboriginal Affairs for TD Bank Clint Davis, CEO of ICEIS Group of Companies Massey Whiteknife, and President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business JP Gladu. It takes place on November 16, 2015, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in Convocation Hall (Wesley Hall, UWinnipeg). It will also be live streamed to the web at  

The Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series will present distinguished Indigenous scholars and celebrate the success of UWinnipeg students throughout academic year 2015–2016.

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Megan Benedictson, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

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