Aboriginal Inclusion in the Broader Canadian Context
Hear academic, business and Aboriginal perspectives on the need for greater Indigenous inclusion in Canada.
Hear academic, business and Aboriginal perspectives on how we can address one of the greatest social challenges of our time: how do we ensure there is greater Indigenous inclusion in all areas of Canadian culture, work and life? Come to this discussion with an open mind and leave with a greater understanding of this issue and why it matters as well as with ideas on how you can support Aboriginal inclusion in Canada.
David Lertzman is an assistant professor of Environment Management and Sustainable Development at the Haskayne School of Business. His passion for ecology and culture has brought him to numerous Indigenous communities throughout the Americas and he has maintained adoptive relations in various territories. Lertzman’s research examines the environmental interface of Indigenous peoples and energy industries, including the Amazon and Canada’s Boreal and Coastal Temperate forests. David is a recipient of the Reverend Dr. Chief John Snow Sr. Award for teaching and research in service to Aboriginal peoples, as well as UCalgary’s Sustainability Award for Community as a Learning Partner.
Bailey Quaite is currently the Provincial Lead, Internal Communications in Community Engagement for Alberta Health Services. In her previous role at CEDA, Bailey spearheaded the organization’s Aboriginal relations function from its infancy to becoming a leader in the energy services industry in just three years. She has mobilized leaders and pioneered a mentoring program designed for the unique needs of Indigenous candidates. She also built a strategy aiming to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations through recruitment and procurement. Bailey was recognized as a 2015 Young Women in Energy Award-winner for her work with CEDA. She has also worked in treaty negotiations for the B.C. provincial government’s Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.
Chris Fry, BA’10, MSc’14
Alumnus Chris Fry, BA’10, MSc’14, works for Shell as an External Relations Advisor in the External Relations department. He has an undergraduate degree in International Indigenous Studies (2010) and a Masters of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Development (2014) from UCalgary. His Masters research focused on Aboriginal consultation through the Joint Review Panel for the proposed Northern Gateway Project. Chris is also a member of Kwanlin Dün First Nation located in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Moderator - David Milia, BA’00, MBA’11
Alumnus David Milia, BA’00, MBA’11, has nearly 14 years of oil and gas experience within multiple disciplines. He’s the chairman of the Canadian Coalition for Green Finance, serves as an advisor to several boards and sits on various board sub-committees.