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Wab Kinew, Investing in Tomorrow

Wab Kinew

Based upon his professional experience and conversations with business leaders, Wab Kinew takes a look forward at Canada’s key role in the global economy and how partnerships with Aboriginal communities can help facilitate Canada’s role as financial stabilizer amidst global turmoil. In spite of some signs of a continuing global slowdown, Canada’s economy continues to show signs of resilience. At the same time, falling commodity prices and growing uncertainty around China’s economic future has sown seeds of doubt as to whether Canadian industries will continue to “weather the storm.” Kinew focuses on the positive and argues that demand for Canadian commodities will continue over the medium to long-term. Apparent slowdowns in the production of natural resources caused by dipping commodity prices can be viewed by First Nations, Indigenous communities and their potential corporate partners as an opportunity to “get things right.” Now is the time to strike the right agreements, joint ventures and memorandums so that when demand ramps up, both Indigenous communities and corporations are in a strong position to proceed with development, find the right labour force and enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship.

PLUS
Q&A Session
Traditional Aboriginal cuisine presented by Iniskim Centre

Event Details

Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate
Leacock Theatre
February 12, 2015
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Admission is FREE

Don’t miss your chance to hear the inspiration of Wab Kinew, one of Canada’s leading TV and radio personalities — recent guest host for CBC’s Q, host of CBC Reads 2015 and past host the acclaimed 2012 four-part series 8th Fire.
   

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