Looking Back and Living Forward
What is our culture?
The event took place on May 18, 2018 at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver. The dialogue focused on what constitutes Indigenous culture. The event's objective was to assist all levels of industry, especially mining, when it comes to Indigenous partnerships, including procurement and community or educational investments.
The panel featured Member of the BC Legislative Assembly Ellis Ross. Elected for Skeena, BC in 2017 Ellis has worked in both the private and public sectors, and has business experience in hand logging, beachcombing, and construction. He was elected as Haisla Nation chief councillor in 2011 and was re-elected by acclamation in 2013. Recognized as a strong business leader, in 2012 Ellis was appointed the inaugural chair of the Aboriginal Business and Investment Council.
Ellis was joined by Haisla Nation community members who discussed how they were able to overcome great adversity by partnering with progressive industry partners and key community members for mentoring and support.
“We are thrilled about co-hosting this event with Women in Mining BC” explained Pepita McKee, founder of Impact Resolutions. “It will be a safe space for dialogue and a unique opportunity for asking questions that might not necessarily happen otherwise.”