Special event: 10 big ideas for economic reconciliation

Join BIV and 10 prominent Indigenous leaders for a live virtual discussion on economic reconciliation.

Hosted on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the event celebrates the launch of BIV's inaugural Indigenous business magazine, Mákook pi Sélim, and will explore how B.C. business leaders can meaningfully advance reconciliation.

Ten prominent business and political leaders, advocates and community builders will each share their vision for economic reconciliation in British Columbia, and a big idea for how it can be fostered.

Guests include:

  • Former Nasukin Sophie Pierre, Ktunaxa Nation
  • Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations
  • Chief Don Tom, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  • Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit
  • Chief Joe Alphonse, Tŝilhqot'in National Government
  • Chief Commissioner Celeste Haldane, BC Treaty Commission
  • Dr. Judith Sayers, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
  • Merle Alexander, Miller Titerle + Co.
  • Dr. Kim Van der Woerd, Reciprocal Consulting
  • Paul Biglin, Spirit Bear Coffee Co. and 1 Nation Distribution

Elder Syexwaliya Ann Whonnock will open the event with a land acknowledgement and traditional greeting. Chastity Davis-Alphonse, founder of Chastity Davis Consulting and editor of Mákook pi Sélim, will host the discussion.

This virtual event, sponsored by Vancity and GCT Canada, will be hosted over Zoom on Monday, June 21 from 12-1 p.m. Registration is free and required.