The visit is sponsored by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
Monday, May 6 (11 am – 4 pm) and Tuesday, May 7 (9 am – 4:30 pm)
Louis’ Loft, Memorial Union Building
93 Campus Drive
Special guest: Deputy Grand Chief and Vice-President of Gwich’in Tribal Council Jordan Peterson will be giving the keynote address on Monday, May 6. Gwich’in Tribal Council is a leader in Indigenous sovereignty and government, as well as visionaries in renewable leadership in Canada and internationally.
Spokesperson: Greg Poelzer, professor with SENS and lead of the Renewable Energy in Northern, Remote and Indigenous Communities Flagship Program, is available for interviews. He can be reached directly at 306-880-0965.
Monday, May 6
11 am: Opening remarks
11:05 am – noon: Ken Smith, Manager Corporate Affairs, BHP
1 – 2:30 pm: Keynote address by Jordan Peterson, Deputy Grand Chief/Vice-President, Gwich'in Tribal Council
3 pm - 4 pm: Dakota Norris, USask student, Indigenous Peoples in the global economy and e-commerce use in the North
Tuesday, May 7
9 am: Opening remarks
9:05 am - 10:15 am: Amy Amos, executive director, Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board, Inuvik, NWT
10:30 am - noon: Indigenous Leadership Panel
- Bonita Beatty, Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
- Guy Lonechild, chief executive officer, First Nations Power Authority
- Jordan Peterson, deputy grand chief/vice-president, Gwich'in Tribal Council
- Matt Vermette, chief executive officer, Northern Research Group
- Dorothy Myo, senior director of policy and research, Métis Nation Saskatchewan
1 - 2:15 pm: Renewable Energy and Community Engagement in Arctic Communities
- Jenna Gall, community energy project manager, First Nations Power Authority; candidate, Master of Environment and Sustainability, SENS, USask.
- Jarrett Merasty, educator; candidate, Master of Environment and Sustainability, SENS, USask.
- Martin Boucher, faculty lecturer, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; candidate, PhD in Environment and Sustainability, SENS, USask.
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Dominique Souris, co-founder and executive director, Youth Climate Lab, Ottawa, ON
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Jacqueline Ottmann, vice-provost Indigenous engagement, USask
4:30 pm: Closing prayer and remarks
For more information, contact:Meagan Hinther
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan