Proceedings of the Standing
Senate Committee on
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
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
The Honourable Senators:
Campbell, Dyck, Gill, Gustafson, *Hays (or Fraser), Hubley,
*LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Segal, Watt
*Ex officio members