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Sprott School of Business,

International Business,

Carleton University


Excited to teach in the Sprott School of Business MBA program. This is a really great program and I am happy to share any information.

We also have launched the online MBA! It has been a great success.

I am continuing my work helping businesses create strategic plans after the pandemic. It has been hard on many businesses as they have been in reactive mode for years... it is nice to get back to proactive planning!

Proud of the work being done in health delivery in the Interior BC. It was an idea we had years ago to create a unified voice for First Nations. I'm proud to say that is now a reality.

Conferences, Lectures and Guest Appearances

Speaking at the UN Permanent ForumSpeaking at the UN Permanent Forum

  1. CANNEXUS conference, Working in a Diverse World: How to Develop Cultural Diplomacy for Success, 2021.
  2. Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19, International meeting on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual, 2021.
  3. Sustainability and Agritourism in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Area of Italy: Creating a Local Economy through Embracing Traditional Lifestyle, International Academic Conference on Business and Economics, Management and Finance, virtual, 2020.
  4. Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19, Small and Medium Enterprises Roundtable, Chamber of Commerce, Virtual, 2020.
  5. Cultural Diplomacy and International Development: National Museums, Cultural Exchanges and Respectful Partnerships, International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in North America, Virtual, 2020.
  6. Pandemic Preparedness in Canada: Are We Ready? Ethics, Business Continuity and Societal Safety. Special Topics, Carleton University, 2020.
  7. Resistance to Change: Organizational Change Management, AFOA Conference, Saskatoon, 2019.
  8. World Indigenous Research and Education Conference, Community Capacity Development and Education for Indigenous People. Norway, 2019.
  9. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Moderator and Plenary Indigenous Movements/ Mouvements autochtones, 2018.
  10. Indigenous modernity and the concept of Bimaadiziwin: reconciling environmental stewardship and economic development. Panel entitled: Ambivalent Stewards: Communities, Disparities, Shifting and Resilient Subjects at the Conservation-Extraction Nexus. American Anthropological Society, Washington D.C. 2017
  11. Understanding Meta Data and Ethical Research. Modern Treaties and Reconciliation: A New Relationship 150 Years Later, Ottawa, 2017.
  12. Sustainable Economic Development and Community Governance: How to Connect Strategy to Economic and Social Outcomes, AFOA International Conference, Vancouver, 2017.
  13. Pipelines and Puppy-dogs: Economic Realities and Sustainability.Canadian Anthropology Society, Decolonizing Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology with Indigenous Communities, 2017.
  14. Generational Sustainable Development: A Path to Self Determination, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association conference,Hawaii, 2016.
  15. Ethics and Research with Indigenous Communities, Indigenous Research Ethics Institute, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2016.
  16. Governance and Community Development, Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, Knowledge exchange between Canadian and Latin American or Caribbean institutions, Ottawa, 2016.
  17. Unceded Ottawa: The Algonquin and the Outaouais, Arboretum Festival, Ottawa, 2015.
    Self Determination through leadership and Mentoring, Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies Conference Developing Future Leaders: Partners in Emerging Leadership: Campus and Community, 2015.
  18. Evaluation and Reporting for First Nations, Waswanipi First Nation, Quebec, 2015.
    Governance and Community Development, Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, Knowledge exchange between Canadian and Latin American or Caribbean institutions, Ottawa, 2015.
  19. Evaluation and Reporting for First Nations, Waswanipi First Nation, Quebec, 2015.
  20. Conflict and Negotiations for First Nations Economic Development Opportunities, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, The Pas Manitoba, 2014.
  21. Governance for Chief and Council, Waswanipi Cree First Nation, Waswanipi Quebec, 2014.
  22. Session Chair and speaker: Financial Management - Analysis of Debt - Good or Bad - The Ulnooweg Community Report Process, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Halifax, 2014.
  23. Keynote Speaker: Education and Economic Development Successes, Botho University International Research Conference and the British Council, Gaborone, Botswana, 2013.
  24. Increasing Access to Education in Canada, World Congress on Access to Post-Secondary Education, Montreal, 2013.
  25. Working with First Nations communities: The ethical debate on economic development. The Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE) Annual Spring Research Day. Carleton University, Ottawa, May 6th, 2013.
  26. The Canadian Institute’s National Forum on Indigenous Leadership, Chair and speaker, Ottawa, June, 2013.
  27. Facilitating Chair - Indigenous Leadership and Self Governance Conference, presentation: "Revising Your Election Code and Using Performance Measurements to Help Conquer Obstacles to Effective Leadership", Ottawa, 2013.
  28. Lessons in Business Strategy Planning: Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference, Ottawa, Oct. 2011.
  29. "A Traditional Board: Practical Applications for First Nations Board of Directors", Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Conference Workshop, Vancouver, 2011.
  30. "Economic Development and Poverty Among First Nations in Canada" Queens University, Kingston Poverty Conference, 2010.
  31. University of Notre Dame, Promoting Student Success Conference, "Recruitment and Retention of Native Students in Colleges and Universities: A Canadian Experience", United States, 2010.
  32. Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers, Niagara Falls, “Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Board Governance Practices”, 2010.
  33. "Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Good Board Governance Practices", Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Ottawa, 2010.
  34. "The Role of Leadership in Community Health - Business Continuity Planning", Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Ottawa, 2010.
  35. Keynote Speaker on "Aboriginal Indigenous Knowledge and Corporate Governance", First Plan Benefits AGM, Winnipeg, 2009.
  36. "Leveraging Our Joint Resources", Land Claims Agreements Coalition Conference, Ottawa, 2009.
  37. “Seventh Generation Crisis: Building Capacity for Aboriginal Board of Directors”, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2009.
  38. Moderator of Aditawazi Nisoditadiwin Aboriginal Conference at Carleton University, Sessions Nation-to-Nation and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing, 2009.
  39. "Economic Development for the Métis Nation", Métis Nation of Ontario, 2008.
  40. Represented Canada at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation symposium on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Singapore, 2008.
  41. "Understanding the Duty to Consult in Aboriginal Business Partnerships", Council for Corporate Aboriginal Relations, St, John's, Newfoundland, 2008.
  42. "Board Governance and Pandemic Planning: All Hazards Approach", Pandemic Preparedness Working Group, Conference Board of Canada, Montreal, 2008.
  43. "Creating Wealth and Opportunity in Aboriginal Communities", Aboriginal Financial Officers Association Conference (AFOA), Winnipeg, 2007.
  44. "Continuity and Pandemics - Are We Prepared?", Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute’s National Conference, Winnipeg, 2007.
  45. "Building Better Aboriginal Relations Through Cultural Understandings", Council for Corporate Aboriginal Relations, Prince Rupert, 2007.
  46. "Business Continuity and Pandemic Influenza, Is Canada Prepared?", Information Technology Insights Network, Montreal, 2007.
  47. “Risk Management: Pandemics and an All-Hazards Approach”, 31st Annual Risk and Insurance Management Conference, Calgary, 2006.
  48. "Creating Wealth and Prosperity in Aboriginal Communities", Council for Corporate Aboriginal Relations, Calgary, 2006.
  49. “Me Change? No Way! Managing Organizational Change Management”, International Facilities Management Association, Toronto, 2005.
  50. “Me Change? No Way! Managing Organizational Change Management” Invited to speak on organizational change management at the World Workplace Conferences in Toronto, Japan and Czech Republic, Video, 2004.
  51. “Me Change? No Way! Managing Organizational Change Management”, International Facilities Management Association, Chicago, 2003.
Lectures and Conference Speaking