Calendar of Events

2018 SFNEDN Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum

  • May 24, 2018
  • 10:30am – 4:00pm
  • Plaza 88
  • Prince Albert, SK

Proudly sponsored by our partner, MNP, our 2018 spring SFNEDN Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum takes place May 24, 2018 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at Plaza 88.  The SIBF begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Diversification and due diligence on emerging business opportunities, technologies and markets

The importance of economic development to the wellbeing of First Nations in Saskatchewan and contribution to the health and resiliency of Saskatchewan’s economy cannot be understated.  The entrepreneurial spirit of First Nations in Saskatchewan is acknowledged as a critical engine of economic growth, innovation and diversification in our province. First Nations are now playing leap frog rather than catch up with respect to the types of business, technology and markets they are investing in.  Our forum will explore some of the emerging business and technologies being implemented from a foundation of due diligence to ensure success!

SIBF Agenda

  • Evaluating a company – MNP
  • Investment criteria – MNP
  • 3D printing – Randy Janes, Wave of the future 3D and Create Café
  • Decentralized Water technology – Jason Tratch, Proteus, Wastewater and water recovery
  • Non-timber forest products – Randy Johns Keewatin Career Development Centre
  • Emerging opportunities in green energy – Guy Lonechild, First Nations Power Authority

Saskatchewan Indigenous Economic Development Week

The Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN) and Saskatchewan Economic Development Association are pleased to announce May 7 to 12, 2018 has now been proclaimed by the Province of Saskatchewan as Economic Development Week.

May 7, 2018 has been provided a special designation as Indigenous Economic Development Day, and proclaimed such by the Province of Saskatchewan.