Calendar of Events

The Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network presents

Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum Indigenous Tourism

  • September 24, 2018
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre

Join the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network as we explore emerging opportunities in the tourism sector

In Saskatchewan, Indigenous tourism represents a massive opportunity. Global tourism markets are seeking to experience and learn about new cultures. With the sheer number of unique First Nations who have called these lands home since time immemorial as well as being the traditional homeland of the Metis, Saskatchewan can provide a rich experience to travelers.

Join us in learning how to overcome challenges and succeed in developing our Indigenous experiences to share with the world.

Come and join the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network as we explore emerging opportunities in the tourism industry with expert speakers and panelists on sustainability, infrastructure, education and training, and best practices including:

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Mary Taylor Ash; CEO Tourism Sask

Stephanie Clovechuck; VP Tourism Saskatoon

Christian Boyle; Glyph Creative Strategy

Tonii Lerat; Urban Systems

Jason Smith; Business Development Bank of Canada

6th Annual Economic Partnership Summit

The goal of the summit is to develop indigenous partnerships with industry opportunities and to focus on developing long-term sustainable business partnerships, wealth generation and employment generation with the regional indigenous communities.

The Summit will feature keynotes from Ken Coates from the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan presenting on Partnerships and Prosperity. Kelly Lendsay, CEO of Indigenous Inclusion will be discussing an assessment of corporate-indigenous Relations and building engagement framework.

Also featured at the Summit will be Business Connections, a business match making expo where attendees can set up meetings with other businesses or community representatives to sit down, one on one, and discuss their products/services and build constructive relationships.

First Annual National Safety Awards & Conference

  • October 17, 2018
  • Treaty Four Governance Centre

Join us for SFNSA’s 3rd Annual Conference on Safety in our First Nations Communities.

We would like your support in getting the word out to business to nominate workers, and organizations that hold safety excellence to a high standard. We are also asking for support from our partners, gift or booth, or contribution.

Category: First Nation Governments
1. Best Continuous Improvement of SMS
2. Best Communication of a Safety Message
3. Outstanding achievements in emergency management
4. First Annual Chief Ervin Starr- Safety Leadership Award

Category: Organization
1. Continuous Improvement of SMS
2. Outstanding Safety Message
3. Best Health and Safety, or Wellbeing Program

Category: Individual
1. (Life Time) Health & Safety Achievement Award
2. Community Safety Award
3. (Public) Safety Officer Award
4. Safety Student of the Year