The Summit

November/December

2019

Location

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

 

Hosts

Bimaadzwin

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To Be Confirmed – subject to establishing partners who are prepared to assist and pending the establishment of the Anishinabek and the Sault as hosts. 

Potential partners include:  NORDIK Institute/Algoma University, City of Sault Ste. Marie, Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Missanabie Cree First Nation, Métis Nation.

Concept

Northern, Indigenous and rural communities are today faced with a tremendous challenge – the reality that the over-use and abuse of the world’s abundant resources can no longer be sustained, and the social and economic fabric of our current lifestyle has a limited lifespan. We no longer have the luxury of choosing between Jobs and the Economy – we must address both in a sustainable manner.

This summit will include community leaders, action-oriented community citizens, experts, students, business leaders and policy makers and decision-makers from various jurisdictions.Participants in the Summit will benefit from the sharing of both technical and traditional knowledge keepers on the potential for economic development that respects the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and our carbon footprint, while embracing the opportunities for greening economic development initiatives.  Small group discussions and strategy sessions will engage participants in strategic solution development drawn from their community and on the ground experience.

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