Economic Reconciliation - Working in a Colonial Framework (Part 1) (Webinar Repeat) 

Sep. 30, 2021
Webinar Repeat Online

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Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on September 30, 2021.

Stacey Jessiman, Boughton Law, CBABC Co-Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee
Cheryl Brooks, President & CEO, Indigenuity Consulting Group

Format: Webinar Recording
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Economic reconciliation involves reconnecting Indigenous communities -- whose economies colonialism worked to segregate and destroy -- with local, provincial and national economies. Reconciliation Canada defines economic reconciliation as creating “meaningful partnerships and mutually beneficial opportunities based on a holistic, values-driven approach to attaining community economic prosperity.”

In this recording, Stacey Jessiman and Cheryl Brooks cover:

  • Partnering with Indigenous Businesses and Nations.
  • Impacts of Law in Indigenous Business Settings.
  • Implications of Working in a Colonial Framework for Economic Development and Business Relations.
  • and more....



About Stacey Jessiman
Working at leading firms in Canada, the US and France during the past 25 years, Stacey has helped global and local companies, Indigenous communities and their business groups, and governments and entrepreneurs achieve intelligent solutions in business, economic development, dispute resolution, cultural and intellectual property, and Aboriginal and Indigenous law matters.

Stacey helps clients across Canada create corporate structures, policies and commercial agreements that fit their specific business and community needs, foster productive business relationships, and advance economic reconciliation. As part of that work, she assists clients with carefully analysing and optimizing management practices to support sustainable economic development. She also assists clients with crafting laws, policies, treaty provisions and agreements governing the protection of cultural and intellectual property and the return of art and cultural material.

Stacey has created and taught courses at Stanford University that examine issues surrounding illicit trade and protection of art and Indigenous cultural heritage, including tribal, domestic and international legal and ethical frameworks such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Her courses bring into the classroom the voices and perspectives of renowned Indigenous and museum experts from around the world. Her research and teaching have contributed to her broad understanding of issues arising in repatriation/ restitution matters and the development of a specific process based on Relationship Building for resolving Indigenous cultural heritage disputes.

About Cheryl Brooks
Cheryl is Sto:lo, a former ADM in the Ministry of Energy (the first Indigenous woman to hold that position) among many other important positions in govt and industry, and is a highly regarded speaker and trainer.

Cheryl Brooks has provided a range of consulting and advisory services including: facilitation, consultation with aboriginal and community interests, strategic planning, negotiation and conflict resolution services, policy development, introduction and management of planned change, team building, cross cultural training, workforce diversity and the development of joint ventures/partnerships between diverse interests.

Cheryl has extensive experience working with aboriginal communities. She has also worked at the Associate Deputy Minister level in a Provincial energy and mines Ministry and at the executive level in a provincial electrical utility company. Her broad range of experiences combined with a bi-cultural background help her to create unique approaches and responses to issues and situations. Her ability to engage people and organizations in commitment to change and innovation is well known.



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