November 28th, 29th, 2002
The Economic Development Conference,
a part of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival, this year
will look at various aspects of the Aboriginal Cultural
Although one of the most successful
and fastest growing economic development segments in
many Aboriginal communities, many Aboriginal leaders
and government agencies do not view the cultural industries
as economic development.
The conference is designed to bring
together all those who have a vested interest in the
growth of the cultural industries. Panelists and delegates
will include artists, presenters, producers, funding
agencies and corporate representatives interested in
The conference will be co-chaired
by two very well known and credible leaders in their
selected fields, Sadie Buck, the Artistic Director on
Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario, presenters of the festival
and Ronald Jamieson, Senior Vice President of Aboriginal
Banking, Bank of Montreal. The Economic Development
Conference committee strongly recommended Ms. Buck and
Mr. Jamieson as they bring together the integral parts
of presenting an event - the artistic and financial.
Committee members: Janet Gates, Ontario Tourism, Les
Horswill, Hydro One and Catherine Cornelius and Ron
Robert representing Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario.
Delegate fees, $395.00 will include
meals, floor seats for the Canadian Aboriginal Music
Awards; the VIP Backstage gathering immediately following
the awards show and weekend passes to the overall festival.
Space is limited so we advise all
those interested in the conference to book early. Space
will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, please contact
One, Nov. 28th:
The industry - what is it and
what are the benefits to the community
Tourism - culture content. What works,
what does not.
Putting together a cultural event/package.
Lunch - Aboriginal recording industry
Funding for cultural events.
The economic realities of the cultural
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and
VIP Backstage gathering
Day Two, Nov.
Planning a cultural event.
The awards - putting together a major
event. Discussion on the previous evenings activities
with key players
People interested in attending this
year's Economic Development Conference can download
Click here for the list of Committee Co-Chairs
For a Look at the complete
two day agenda, click