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Brown Bag Sessions:
First Nations Engagement and the Resource Sector
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Time: 12 noon – 1pm
Location: JIBC New Westminster Campus, Room A128, 715 McBride Blvd
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.528.5619
Have you ever wondered how First Nations engagement is done in communities the right way?
Come listen to one of BC’s most outstanding young First Nations leaders who are paving the way on engagement within the resource sector.
The Tahltan Central Council is an MOU partner with JIBC and over the last year JIBC has delivered both Aboriginal leadership training and Emergency Medical Response in Dease Lake, BC.
Annita McPhee (Coscuya): Tahltan Central Council President Annita McPhee is passionate about her territory and culture, and believes that the land is the fundamental foundation for all our food source, water and future.
Annita has worked with the Tahltan Nation to protect the Sacred Headwaters area, which resulted in Shell Oil relinquishing its coal bed methane tenures in the Klappan. In 2013 Annita stood with her people and saw Fortune Minerals stop exploratory work for an open pit coal mine.
Under Annita’s leadership, the Tahltan Nation has secured over $2 billion in agreements for the Northwest Transmission Line and AltaGas.
She also sits on the boards for the Legal Services Society, the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee and is the first Aboriginal woman to sit on the board of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.