September 20, 2017

IBDS Saskatchewan

Developing Pathways to Achieve Goals

Business Development Workshop

Do you have a dream to start a business, or would you like to expand your existing business?

You are invited to a Community Information Session!

  • Where: Seniors Hall – Duck Lake, Sk
  • When: Wednesday September 20th, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Drinks & Snacks Provided

Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum

Presented by Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network

Monday, September 11 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM CST

Treaty Four Governance Centre, 740 Sioux Ave South, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, Canada

Theme: Indigenous Youth, Entrepreneurship and Economic Diversity. Networking and learning for Indigenous Youth (18-39) and Industry Leaders

$150 Admission, Register Here

The Call to Action #92 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission states that the corporate sector must engage in meaningful consultation and develop respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and businesses as well as providing education and opportunities to Indigenous people.

The time to take action is now.

The economic landscape in Saskatchewan is changing. New ideas and technology are changing the way traditional sectors do business and creating entirely new sectors of opportunity. Saskatchewan’s Indigenous people are connecting with these changes and looking for opportunities to participate and lead.

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum presented by the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network is an opportunity for industry to answer the call and take action.

We are focusing on Indigenous youth, entrepreneurship and economic diversity by bringing Indigenous youth from around the province together with industry leaders for a day of thoughtful networking and education.

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum presented by the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network is the perfect opportunity to expand your network, showcase your business, and be a part of positive change.

Bus transportation will be provided from Saskatoon and Regina to the Treaty Four Governance Centre, leaving very early in the morning and returning that evening. Join us for a fun networking opportunity on the bus!

Indigenous youth ages 18-39 are encouraged to attend. Through the support of our generous sponsors and partners, we are excited to offer 75 complimentary youth spots at the event - just fill out the Youth Application to apply!

Tentative Agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. Pipe Ceremony
  • 8:45 a.m. Opening Prayer
  • 9:00 a.m. Keynote on Reconciliation
  • 9:30 a.m. Support for Entrepreneurs – Squareone
  • 10:00 a.m. Opportunity Assessment
  • 10:30 a.m.Networking Break
  • 11:00 a.m. Buying and Selling a Business
  • 11:30 a.m. Economic Diversification
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:00 p.m. Challenges & Opportunities in Business Panel
  • 2:00 p.m. Emerging Technology & Opportunities
  • 2:30 p.m. Health Care & Emerging Opportunities
  • 3:00 p.m.Networking Break
  • 3:30 p.m. Indigenous Business Development Services
  • 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & Prayer