WELCOME TO THE 11th ANNUAL CFAR SOCIETY SPRING CONFERENCE NETWORKING EVENT & GOLF TOURNAMENT
Join us on Tuesday May 16th for a fun opportunity to socialize before the conference starts. Expand your network and golf in our best ball tournament at the Ranch and/or come to see who won, and to hear about the World Indigenous Nations Games at the golf tournament dinner on Tuesday night.
This year’s theme for Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) Society's annual networking conference is The Evolving Practise of Indigenous Relations. Once again we are delighted to bring together an insightful line-up of elders, community and industry leaders, lawyers, educators, policy-makers, and agents of change who will provide you with updates on matters that affect economic and social issues in our area of practice (Aboriginal/Indigenous Relations). Come and hear some of today’s perspectives on last year’s WildFire and Pipeline Emergencies, updates on consultation and policy including a look at the governance that shapes policy development that arises from Creation Stories and more. We are also very excited to be able to present our first one-hour ICIR Teasers ever!! These are mini-sessions from our University of Alberta Faculty of Extension Indigenous Community Industry Relations Certificate/Citation program and are sure to stimulate some very interesting critical thought and dialogue specific to the needs and interests of our members.
Wind up the conference activities with your new friends and colleagues at the casual and informal Networking Mixer event on Wednesday night.
We are honoured and privileged that Elders Irene Morin, Bob Cardinal, Reg Crow Shoe and others are supporting the conference activities this year.
ABOUT THE CIRCLE FOR ABORIGINAL RELATIONS
The Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) is a registered non-profit, non-partisan Society of Aboriginal Relations professionals from diverse backgrounds who work within Aboriginal communities, government and industry. CFAR was created in 2004 at a workshop attended by 40 Aboriginal Relations professionals with significant experience in the newly emerging profession. As a non-profit society, CFAR remains a front-runner in facilitating dialogue around issues faced by Aboriginal Relations professionals through the generous support of our sponsors and members.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Aboriginal Community Leaders
• Aboriginal Community Members and Representatives
• Members of Aboriginal Associations and Communities
• Community and Economic Development Officers
• Finance and Administration Officers
• Environmental Managers and Consultants
• Private Sector Aboriginal Relations/Community Relations and Human Resources Departments
• Students seeking a career in the Aboriginal Relations field
• Policy Advisors and Analysts
• Ministries/Departments involved in Aboriginal Relations, Consultation and Economic Capacity Building Programs
• Lawyers specializing in First Nations and Métis Nations Law
• Oil & gas, forestry, mining and related service companies
• Land Programme participants
• Newcomers to Aboriginal Relations
• Individuals in the Regulatory Profession
Irene Morin is an active member of the Enoch Cree Nation community. She is a residential school survivor who has recognized Blue Quills as the institution that gave her a good education foundation. Read more...
Reg Crow Shoe
Sponsorship Opportunities are available and we thank all our sponsors for their continuous support in helping us make stride in fostering leadership and education in Aboriginal relations. To participate as a sponsor and for more information click here or contact Sandra Sutter, CFAR Executive Director at 403-560-0452
Networking Golf Tournament - May 16, 2017
The Ranch Golf & Country Club
52516 Rand Road 262
Acheson, Alberta T7X 5A2
Phone: (780) 470-4700
Conference Event - May 17, 2017
Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort