Business and Reconciliation: Educate, Reflect, Act

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Lakehead University Faculty Lounge

About the Event

Indigenous Peoples have had a long history of thriving and diverse economies throughout Turtle Island. Today, Indigenous Peoples contribute over $30 billion annually to Canada’s GDP and by 2024 this is expected to rise to $100 billion. Business reconciliation means actively promoting equal economic opportunity for all Canadians, as outlined in the TRC Call to Action 92. (ccab, 2019,
A panel discussion focusing on Indigenous Business and the role that business can play in building capacity within the Indigenous business sector and the role that business relationships can have in the reconciliation process. Panelists have a range of business experiences including: technical consulting, Indigenous entrepreneurship and Indigenous business advising and development. The Panel is as a co-event between the Faculty of Business Administration, Work-Integrated Learning at Lakehead and Aboriginal Initiatives.


  • Denise Baxter (Moderator) Vice Provost, Aboriginal Initiatives
  • Welcome by Dr. David Richards, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Dr. Kathy Sanderson (Host) Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Aaron Kakepetum, Senior Account Manager, First Nation Banking, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Ed Hoshizaki, Owner, Hoshizaki Development Consulting
  • Jason Thompson, Owner, Superior Strategies
  • Cheryl Ogima 4th year Accounting Major Faculty of Business Administration Social/Political Executive to the Chief Enoch Cree Nation - Alberta
• Lunch will be served.
Business and Reconciliation Poster