Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the NCC Energy Summit in Vancouver. We were honoured to have 57 Chiefs and 2 Metis Leaders from BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, YT and NT attend this fall’s summit, together with over 150 industry leaders, Indigenous entrepreneurs and community representatives. The presentations, dialogue and forum discussions between Indigenous and Industry leaders during the summit was dynamic. The Summit focused on the need for Indigenous leaders and Industry leaders to work together to develop positive and mutually beneficial relationships. The NCC is proud to be comprised of Indigenous leaders that support Canada’s natural resource industry.
The NCC continues to work in line with its mandate to “defeat on-reserve poverty” through positive and cooperative dialogue between Indigenous leaders and Industry. During this fall’s Summit, the following initiatives were brought forward.
⦁ The appointment of the following three Indigenous leaders to the NCC executive committee. Additional members will be chosen in 2019 from Ontario and other Provinces across Canada.
⦁ Burns Lake Band Chief Dan George
⦁ Former President of the Metis Nation BC, Bruce Dumont
⦁ Haida Nation Chief Roy Jones Jr.
⦁ Issuance of a Press Release opposing Bill C48 (Tanker Ban) and Bill C69.
⦁ Leaders will travel to Ottawa in the near future to deliver a letter to Senators directly demanding Bill C-48 and Bill C-69 be stopped.
⦁ Signing of resolutions opposing Bills C48 and C69 introduced by Eagle Spirit Energy President, Calvin Helin.
The 2018 NCC Energy Summit
November 5-6, 2018
Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport
Thiss energy summit hosted many amazing guest speakers such as JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Oil Tanker Traffic on BC’s Northern Coast Chief Roy Jones Jr, Haida Nation and more!
The acific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is a beautiful waterfront property that features unique dining options featuring local produce and sustainable food.
Exciting highlights from the summit include a panel discussion on how engagement can lead to successful partnerships, a preview of major pipeline projects lead by First Nations and delicious snacks and prayers shared together.
We would like to thank all of our speakers (listed below) for their participation in this fall’s Summit. Our lineup of presenters was very impressive. Whispering Pines First Nation Chief Michael Lebourdais’ speech and Ellis Ross’ speech both received thunderous applause, Shell President Michael Crothers and his panel’s discussion was very well received (Thanks goes out to Michael Binnion for moderating), and Vivian Krause’s presentation had everyone on the edge of their seats (We received a great deal of requests for a copy of her presentation). The CEPA and OYEP presentations were very popular. Most Chiefs were also very interested in the presentations regarding Indigenous investment in TMX and the opportunities presented by LNG Canada. And we thank our new partners from Ontario, the Watay Power Chiefs Coalition for their participation and their CEO’s presentation – very impressive.
⦁ Michael Crothers, President and Country Chair, Shell Canada Limited
⦁ Paul Myers, President and CEO, Canbriam Energy Inc
⦁ Michael Binnion, President and CEO, Questerre Energy, and Board Member, Canadian Energy Executive Association
⦁ Brian Schmidt, President and CEO, Tamarack Valley Energy Limited
⦁ Tim McMillan, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
⦁ Vikesh Kohli, Board Chair, CEPA Foundation
⦁ Western Indigenous Pipeline Group Chairman: Chief Michael Lebourdais, Whispering Pines First Nation BC
⦁ JP Gladue, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
⦁ Chief Roy Jones Jr. Haida Nation
⦁ Ontario Watay Power CEO Margaret Kenequanash
⦁ Calvin Helin, President, Eagle Spirit Energy
⦁ Merven Gruben, Mayor of Tuktoyaktuk, NT
⦁ Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance
⦁ Chief Roy Fox, Kainai First Nation
⦁ Mark Prystupa, Director Stakeholder Relations, Suncor Energy
⦁ Stephen Buffalo, President and CEO, Indian Resource Council
⦁ Chief Evan Taypotat of Kahkewistahaw FN, Eagle Energy Solutions Group Ltd.
⦁ Iron Horse Confederacy Chief Calvin Bruneau, Papaschase First Nation
⦁ Vivian Krause, Canadian Researcher, Analyst and Writer
⦁ Mackenzi Mitchell, Katch Kan Ltd.
⦁ Haisla FN Chief Chrystal Smith
⦁ Michael Eddy, Manager of Indigenous Relations, LNG Canada
⦁ Ellis Ross, MLA, Skeena, BC
⦁ Theresa Tait Day, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
⦁ Minister Sandra Jansen, Infrastructure, Government of Alberta