THRIVING NATIONS: Aboriginal Governance Conference

27oct(oct 27)9:00 am28(oct 28)4:00 pmTHRIVING NATIONS: Aboriginal Governance Conference

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THRIVING NATIONS: Aboriginal Governance Conference will feature expert speakers and experienced panelists as we explore best practices in First Nation governance.

Keynote speaker Dr. Manley Begay will share his research on Nation Building and some of the key aspects of building strong and sustainable nations.

“What explains the success that some First Nations have had building sustainable, self-determined economies?”

Throughout the conference presenters and panelists will take us deeper into the sections of Nation Building shared by Dr. Begay including Leadership, Business, Community Strategy, Community Engagement and more.

Day 1 will wrap up with the NEDC Business Awards Gala Friday evening where we will recognize and celebrate Aboriginal Businesses from our region.

Join us to learn an connect on October 27th & 28th at the Tigh-na-mara Resort in Parksville, BC.

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27 (Friday) 9:00 am - 28 (Saturday) 4:00 pm PST(GMT+00:00)



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Speakers for this event

  • Brian Payer

    Brian Payer

  • Dr. Manley Begay

    Dr. Manley Begay

    His major specialization lies at the heart of issues pertaining to Indigenous Nation-Building: Sovereignty, Governance, Culture, Leadership, Education, and Economic Development. His recent work includes executive education sessions and research, with and relevant to First Nations and organizations in Canada and Native nations and organizations in the United States. He also pursue interests in expanding my work and research to include the Navajo Nation, Aborigines in Australia, and Maoris in Aotearoa (New Zealand).  Further, he has professional interests in putting theory into practice regarding issues of Indigenous education, Navajo history and philosophy, and development.