2019 Webinar #6: Economic Reconciliation:: Collaborating Toward Economic Well-Being and Capacity Building
PIBC - CPL Committee
June 19th 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
CPL Units: 1.5

PIBC’s inaugural webinar to acknowledge and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day proved a huge success last year and given the importance of the topic to the planning profession, we decided to make it an annual event.  

All over Canada, North America and beyond, First Nations are increasingly leaving their economic footprint on the modern economic landscape. They are saying that they need to be a part of what is happening on their lands and that they need the tools and capacity to actively participate as partners or to start their own endeavours. This webinar explores how First Nations are taking the lead to better control their economic futures through joint ventures, self-initiated projects and successful business initiatives.

Please join our distinguished panel for an informative and insightful session on economic reconciliation – a must for all planners who work with First Nations communities or are involved with projects associated with First Nations lands.



Derek Hansom, MBA
Economic Development Policy Analyst,BC Assembly of First Nations

Derek’s key role as Economic Development Policy Analyst at the BC Assembly of First Nations is the advancement of economic development opportunities, analysis and awareness in First Nation territories. Derek is an elected Councillor for the Skowkale First Nation, holding portfolios that include Health, Education and Child and Family Services.

A graduate of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Derek has helped to teach 3 courses within the School.  He lives on Skowkale First Nation with his wife and three young daughters.


Carol Anne Hilton, MBA
CEO and Founder, The Indigenomics Institute

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute. Carol Anne is a recognized First Nation’s business leader and adviser with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England, a partnership through Vancouver Island University. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island.

Carol Anne currently serves on the BC Emerging Economy Task Force as an adviser to the Minister of Jobs, Trades and Technology as well as on the BC Indigenous Investment Council for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Carol Anne was appointed as a senior advisor to the federal Finance Minister on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council.  Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- the building and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics- a Global Power Shift.’

Carol Anne’s work has been recognized with an ‘Outstanding Business Achievement Award’ from the BC Achievement Foundation, a ‘Creating Wealth Award’ from the National Indigenous Council of Elders and ‘Business of the Year Award’ from the Nuu chah nulth Economic Development Corporation and most recently the ‘Excellence in Aboriginal Relations Award’ from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.  Carol Anne currently serves as Director on the McGill University Institute of the Study of Canada, the National Canadian Community Economic Development Network as well as a juror on the national Smart Cities Challenge. Carol Anne is an instructor at Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development Program and a faculty lead at the Banff Center’s Indigenous Business Program where she was also a Fleck Fellow.


Angel Ransom B.Pl, MCIP, RPP
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Planning, UNBC

Leading the First Nations Major Projects Coalition Environmental Stewardship Technical Team, Angel Ransom played a role in the development of the Major Project Assessment Standards.

Ms. Ransom, a member (and former Band Councillor) of Nak’azdli Whut’en has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, specializing in First Nations Planning and is a Registered Professional Planner with the Planning Institute of BC and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Her most recent achievement includes obtaining Adjunct Professor Status with the School of Environmental Planning at the UNBC. Angel has a range of experience in land use planning, communication and facilitation; technical research, analysis and writing; natural resources project management; and coordinating various negotiations between First Nations, Government and Proponents.


Jasmine Thomas
Councillor, Saik’uz First Nation

Jasmine Thomas is a Dene woman and frog clan member currently residing in Saik’uz. She has been involved in various national and community-driven research projects and other educational initiatives related to the inter-connectedness of the environment, health, and community well-being. Jasmine has done advocacy work around environmental, climate, and social justice issues based upon an Indigenous rights framework. She has experience in youth and community engagement and planning and is currently serving as an elected Councillor for Saik'uz. Jasmine also has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the BC First Nations Technology Council and volunteers as an Advisory Committee Board Member for the Vancouver Foundation's new LEVEL Youth Granting Program.

Cost + gst:
PIBC Member: $39.00
PIBC Member Group: $99.00
Non-Member: $59.00
Non-Member Group: $139.00

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, June 18th at 4:00 pm


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