The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will be hosting a First Nations Business Forum in Prince George, BC on February 19th and 20th, 2019. The Chiefs of BC have directed the BCAFN with the mandate to advance the work of the BCAFN First Nations Sustainable Economic and Fiscal Relations Strategy. An important aspect of this strategy is a commitment to discuss and learn how to advance local economies and grow First Nations’ already significant contributions to BC’s larger economic sectors. As part of this important event, Wednesday February 20th is specifically focused on highlighting and learning from First Nations women and youth in business.

“First Nations communities are fast growing with increasingly significant and dynamic economies that are impacting their territories and regions. First Nations are seeking innovative and meaningful ideas, projects, and partnerships that will bring value and contribute to our economic potential based on First Nations values,” states Regional Chief Terry Teegee.

Keynote Speaker: Bill Lomax is the Vice President of Goldman Sachs and Co-Founder of “Leading People & Investing to Build Sustainable Communities” at Harvard Business School. This program provides leaders and staff from Tribes, First Nations and Alaska Native Corporations an opportunity to learn investment concepts, investment leadership and the tools to build permanent investment vehicles for their communities such as sovereign wealth funds.

Co-Chair Carol-Anne Hilton is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute. Carol Anne was recently appointed as a senior advisor on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council. Carol Anne was also recently appointed to the BC Economic Task Force advising the Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology.

This forum is for First Nations leaders, entrepreneurs and youth interested in learning more about the latest in the economic potential of First Nations and their people. There is no charge to attend the event and registration is required.

BCAFN Business Forum 2019
Lheidli T’enneh Territory
Uda Dune Baiyoh/Hall of Our Ancestors
355 Vancouver Street, Prince George, BC

Event website

For further information, contact:
Derek Hansom, Economic Development Policy Analyst,
Annette Schroeter, Communications Officer, phone (778) 281-1655.