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At MacDonald Island Park, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business will be hosting our first Aboriginal Business Networking Reception & Keynote in Fort McMurray.
There is a real opportunity to strengthen the relationships that exist between Indigenous peoples and all of Canada. Whether it be governments, industry or average Canadians, we all benefit from meaningful and effective partnerships based on mutual respect and recognition. We truly are in this together, as it was all our ancestors that agreed on a better future for all of us.
First Nations are driving plans for responsible and sustainable economic development and growth, and its up to Canada and the rest of the world to seize opportunity to work together with Indigenous Nations.
Join Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
who will share his insight on the path from poverty to prosperity - an issue of national and international necessity and importance. The world is watching, and we have an opportunity to lead the way globally. While the leadership between First Nations and Canada continues to evolve, we are all bound by the Treaties and the original relationship of working together in mutual respect.
The meaningful participation of First Nations is an economic imperative for Canada and the country's success hinges on getting it right. Understanding the principle of responsible resource development and the rightful role First Nations have to play in development is a vital component. Relationships founded on respectful partnerships are the envy of the world. The relationship between Canada and First Nations continues to evolve, as do the opportunities leading to a shared prosperous future.