Ontario First Nations Economic Forum January 14-15, 2010

Several Ontario Ministers and numerous First Nation leaders were present for the Economic Forum hosted by Fort William First Nation and Chiefs of Ontario. Discussions included Socio-Economic Development, Resource Development and Partnership Building. Each Discussion group was lead by a First Nation leader and involved breakouts on various topics. The Socio-Economic Development Break-out Session included discussion regarding Youth Entrepreneurship, Growth of First Nation SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) and Broadband Development. Capacity Development, Infrastructure Improvement and A Streamlined Government Broadband Department were suggestions for improvement. Aaron Kakepetum was honoured as a First Nation youth leader and  by the Keynote Speaker Charles Coffey (Past Vice-President of Royal Bank of Canada).