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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable GERRY ST. GERMAIN, P.C.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Issue No. 4

Third and fourth meetings on:

The involvement of Aboriginal communities and businesses in economic development activities in Canada


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, September 26 (morning)

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations:

Guy Lonechild, Interim Chief;

Bob Kayseas, Advisor.

Saskatoon Tribal Council:

Matthew Sherry, Economic Development Advisor;

Wilma Isbister, General Manager.

Whitecap Dakota First Nation:

Chief Darcy Bear;

Darrell Balkwill, Director of Economic Development.

Meadow Lake Tribal Council:

Chief Helen Ben.

Tuesday, September 26 (afternoon)

As a panel:

Lafond Insurance and Financial Services Ltd.:

Lester D. Lafond, President.

Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Board:

Lucy Pelletier, Chairperson.

SIEF Investments Inc.:

Crystal McLeod, Chair of the Board.

Sasknative Economic Development Corporation:

Gregg Fofonoff, CEO.

As an individual:

Marianne Ironquill Meadmore.

As a panel:

Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Relations:

Richard Gladue, Assistant Deputy Minister.

Aboriginal Human Resource Development Council of Canada:

Kelly Lendsay, President and CEO.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Campbell, Dyck, Gill, Gustafson, *Hays (or Fraser), Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Segal, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)