2017

CFAR Past Events

Thank you for coming!

March 23rd – Connect over Breakfast with CFAR Society

We are hosting our first breakfast event this month, on March 23rd, in the Riverview Room on the 35th floor at the International Hotel, 220-4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 0H5, Canada | www.internationalhotel.ca.

Much fun was had as we shared some camaraderie, and wise practice conversations with colleagues from Community, Industry and Government. Our thanks to CFAR’s Board President, Todd Belot, for his comments about our wonderful organization, and what we are up to this year.

2016 AGM and Networking Event – December 15

 CFAR’s 10th Annual CFAR Conference & Golf Tournament took place May 24-26 at the River Cree Resort and The Ranch Golf and Country Club.

We hosted a Silent Auction FUNdraiser to support Indigenous communities affected by the fires in northern Alberta.

We are pleased to announce that we raised $3,000!

Thanks to all our participants and supporters.

2015 AGM and Networking Event – December 3

11th Annual AGM & Networking Dinner: Celebrating Relational Leadership

December 3, 2015 at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

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Thank you to our valued sponsors:

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September

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9th Annual CFAR Conference & Networking Golf Tournament

September 15-17, 2015

NETWORKING GOLF TOURNAMENT – at the Ranch

Golf Tournament it was cold out!! and wet!! – Tuesday September 15th – Registration and Lunch at 11 – Shotgun start at 1 – Dinner, Prizes and the Moosehide Campaign with Nelson Mayer at 6:30.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The Conference Agenda can be found at this link 2015_CFAR_9th_Annual_Conference_AGENDA (subject to change) and includes a lineup of individuals form across Canada speaking to ‘Wise Practices in Community Development’ in the areas of Economic Development, Employment and Training, Procurement, Law, Professional Development, Interactive Digital Mapping, Regulatory Updates in Alberta and more – the complete conference package can be found here 2015_CFAR_Conference.

 

In Alphabetical Order

Darrell Balkwill, Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Chief Darcy Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation – a copy of his presentation can be found here
James Blackman, Primco Dene

Alex Bolton, Alberta Energy Regulator
Colleen Hughes, University of Calgary
Councillor Dean Dokkie, West Moberly First Nation
Colin Ellis, SustaiNet
Michael Fleming, Procurement Services, Service Alberta
Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

Rob Gibbs, Evolution Camp Services
Michele Gilbert, Worley Parsons
Tim Heins, Royal Camps (Moderator)
Jessica Kennedy, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Stephen Lindley, SNC Lavalin
Dr. Patricia Makokis, CFAR Credential Recognition Committee
Chris Martens, City of Edmonton
Nelson Mayer, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
Patricia (Trish) Merrithew-Mercredi, Mikisew Cree First Nation
Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation
Irene Morin, Enoch Cree Nation (Elder)
Dr. Pozega Osburn, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
Gene Ouellette, Iron Buffalo Consulting
Joseph Pimlott, Metis Nation of Alberta
Barrie Robb, MacKenzie Aboriginal Corporation
Bee Schadeck, Devon (Moderator)
Ed Standinghorn, Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs
Lorne Ternes, Lorne Ternes Professional Corporation (Moderator)
Jack Toth, Impact Society
Carole Tucker, TransCanada Pipelines
Steve Wilson, Qooluun Ventures
Massey Whiteknife, ICEIS Safety
Sheldon Wuttunee, FSIN Centre of Excellence

Thank you to our valued Conference and Golf Sponsors!

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2014

December

Thank you for attending our Annual AGM Event – Relational Partnerships, December 4th, 2014 from 5-11 at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Calgary.

Our AGM Event Sponsorship levels this year were:

Crow – $2000, Wolf – $1000, Friends of CFAR – $500   Click here for details.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Crow

Wolf

Friends of CFAR

 

September

CFAR was honoured to host our 8th Annual Conference and Golf Tournament September 9-11, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel at the River Cree Resort and Conference Center at Enoch, Alberta.

Our Conference Theme was Social License: Community, Approval, Acceptance.

Mr. Grant Pollock, Conference Gala Speaker 

After almost 40 years in TV and radio broadcasting, the last 31 as a sportscaster at Global in Calgary, Grant Pollock is transitioning from talking about people’s lives, to saving people’s lives.
Over the summer, Grant retired and moved into a family business, AED Advantage, selling automated external defibrillators.

AED Advantage developed, the First Nation HeartSave Program, the first and only program of its kind in Canada. Today the program is very successful in Saskatchewan. Grant is passionate about AED technology and wants to see the program grow and become a success in Alberta.

Conference Information:

The Conference Agenda is here.

Confirmed speakers include:

Peter Dawson

Karen McKenzie

Mel Benson

Panel consisting of Leaders from Treaty 6, 7 and 8 in response to the recent Supreme Court of Canada Ruling, This panel will be moderated by (former Chief of the Piikani Nation) Chief Dr. Reg Crowshoe.

Treaty 6 – tbc

Treaty 7 – Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman

Treaty 8 – Chief Allan Adam

Camp and Catering Services Panel including Jonathan Stringer from AramarkDr. Patricia MakokisCanada North CampsSheila CollinsHorizon North Logistics, and Tim HeinsRoyal Camp Services Ltd.

Panel consisting of the Legal representatives from both sides in the Supreme Court caseTsilhqot’in Nation vs British Columbia, a Metis Leader and First Nation Aboriginal Rights and Treaty Rights expert.  This will be moderated by the former Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation,Dr. Judith Sayers.

Drew Mildon, Woodward & Company

Kenneth J. Tyler, Borden Ladner Gervais

Bruce Dumont, Metis Nation BC

Chief Mike Koochicum, Peepeekisis First Nation

Confirmed workshop leaders include:

James Daschuk

Jeremy Barretto

Dr. Patricia Makokis, and Dr. Fay Fletcher, and the Credential Recognition Team with Dale Saddleback, Janice Makokis, Mary McDermott, and Matthew Whitehead.

Joseph Pimlott, Vice President of Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3, returns to Emcee the Conference this year.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Aramark Remote Workplace Services – Buffalo Level Sponsor

Raven Level Sponsors

Crow Level Sponsors

 

 

 

Wolf Level Sponsors

 

Community Participation Level

Golf Tournament:

Raven Level – Golf Cart Sponsor

Crow Level – Dinner Sponsor

Wolf Level – Lunch Sponsor

Kid Fox Level – Golf Hole Sponsor

 

Accommodations and Venue Details:

For more information about the conference venue and hotel, check out the RiverCree Marriott webpage at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yegmc-edmonton-marriott-at-river-cree-resort/

For more Information about the golf course location, check out the Ranch Golf &Country Club website at: 

June – Elders and Industry Technicials Technical Conference – Edmonton

Chief Dr. Reg Crowshoe facilitated a two day event at the River Cree at Enoch wherein Elder Technicians from Treaties 6, 7 and 8 were able to gather and exchange stories and ideas with each other, and on the 2nd day with Aboriginal Relations Industry Technicians, for the first time since 1976.

Congratulations on a successful first foray into this important cultural and technical dialogue!


June – Golf Tournament – Fort McMurray

CFAR hosted our first Golf Tournament in beautiful Fort McMurray at the Miskanaw Golf Course at MacDonald Island Park. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, good friendships and excellent team building opportunities.

Congratulations to our winners:

Thank you to our Golf Tournament Sponsors:

Kid Fox Level – MEG Energy


APRIL – Mixer – Fort McMurray

 

CFAR was pleased to host our Fifth Fort McMurray Mixer Event at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre on April 10th. 

 

The event followed the NAABA Aboriginal Women in Business Luncheon at MacDonald Island Park and saw Aboriginal Relations practitioners, local business owners, community members and leaders engaged in meaningful conversations to network, establish new connections and to mix with friends and colleagues over appetizers and a cash bar. 

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

MARCH – Lunch and Learn

March 12th Professor Les Jerome presentated a talk on “Healthy Communities: Some Observations and Implications between Individual, Family, Community, and the World”.  Les brought humour and insight into a sensitive issue, and was very well received by the attendees, with many requests to engage him in future events.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Platinum Plus:

      Primco Dene Group of Companies

Silver:

2013

Mixer and AGM Event – November 28, 2013

The CFAR Annual General Meeting was held on November 28, 2013 and featured the music of our friend, Walter McDonald White Bear. The event was held at the beautiful Westin Hotel in downtown Calgary this year.

 

Walter MacDonald White Bear is a Cree singer/songwriter originally from the First Nation of Moose Factory, Ontario. In addition, Walter is an educator, performer and motivational speaker. He is one of CFAR’s regular entertainers, and has been performing acoustic and flute music for several years. Performance highlights (in addition to CFAR events!!) include The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, The Chiefs Summit, The Dream Speakers Festival, The Mountain Song Native Theater, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education and more. Walter has been featured as a keynote speaker at various conferences with topics including Social Services, Justice, Education, Wellness and the Environment. His music is a reflection of his personal journey as a First Nations person in Canada. He has shared his cultural knowledge

with various audiences that range from correctional services to principals, teachers and students.

 Thank-you to our sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

 

PRIMCO DENE ROYAL CAMP SERVICES LP

     nbsp;     Complete Catering & Camp Rental

Silver:

Friends of CFAR:

 


7th Annual Conference and Golf Tournament

September 24 – 26, 2013
The Marriott Hotel At the River Cree Resort, Enoch
 
“WALKING IN TWO WORLDS–RELATIONAL ENGAGEMENT”
 
Click here for the Schedule of Events!
Learn the latest developments in this area from Aboriginal Leaders, Government policy makers and industry representatives. Be a part of the dialogue!!
Take part in our extremely popular Golf Tournament to meet and network with other CFAR Members on September 24th

We regret to advise that Minister Valcourt was unable to attend the evening Golf Tournament Dinner.

 
“We are pleased to announce that The Honorable Robin Campbell, Minister of Aboriginal Relations will be the opening speaker at our 7th Annual Conference. 
Please keep an eye on the CFAR website as we release the names of the other Speakers as they are confirmed. 
Speakers are listed below.
Speakers;

Chief Wallace Fox of the Onion Lake Cree Nation

Jennifer Steber, the newly appointed Executive Vice-President of Stakeholder and Government Relations for the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Dr. Diana Steinhauer

Dr. Patricia Makokis

Sylvia McAdam

Janice Makokis

George Arcand, CEO Fort Mackay First Nation

 

 

 

MATTHEW WHITEHEAD • Director of Lands and Consultation for the Woodland Cree First Nation

RICHARD KING • Energy, Aboriginal and Environmental Law

Dr. Reg Crowshoe – former Chief of the Piikani Nation

Moderators – Mr. Nelson Mayer, Executive Director of the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association and newly elected President of the National Association of Friendship Centres and Lorne Ternes, CFAR Board Member, Alberta Energy Regulator hearing Commissioner, Aboriginal, Intergovernmental and Trade Law Consultant.

Sponsors;

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

 

Silver Sponsors

Golf Dinner Sponsors

        

Golf Tournament Luncheon Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

PRIMCO DENE ROYAL CAMP SERVICES LP                Complete Catering & Camp Rental

Fort McMurray Afterhours Business Mixer – April 17, 2013 at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre.

Building upon the success of our previous Fort McMurray Mixers and multiple Calgary Gatherings, CFAR presented our fourth afterhours business mixer at the Sawridge Inn & Convention Centre on April 17, 2013.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

 

  

2012

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

 

 

The CFAR Annual General Meeting was held on October 24th, 2012. The AGM this year was incorporated into an exciting evening event to start our year off with a bang featuring Ed Peekeekoot. The event started at 5:00 pm at the International Hotel Calgary. and was an evening to remember!

Ed Peekeekoot

*** The AGM portion of the evening took place after dinner and before Ed Peekeekoot’s performance. All members in good standing were welcome to attend the AGM portion only at no charge.

 

Following were our event sponsors.

 

Thank-you to our sponsors:
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Friends of CFAR:

 

 

Presentations from our 2012 Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation Conference made available for posting to our website by the speakers are:

Aboriginal Consultation in the Context of Environmental Assessments: The Federal Perspective  presented by Sheila Risbud;

Engaging Aboriginal Communities in Conservation and Management of Cultural Landscapes – Experiences from Ontario presented by Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo Ph. D

CFAR was pleased to present the:

6th Annual Conference & Golf Tournament

Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation

June 5th – June 7th

Delegates who joined CFAR at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Enoch Resort and enjoyed:

  • 3 days of second-to-none networking opportunities
  • High Profile and Relevant Speakers
  • Pre-Conference Golf Tournament on June 5th
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Interesting Sessions

The sold out Golf Tournament was held on June 5th at the Ranch Golf and Country Club. Please click on the icon below for more details. We look forward to seeing you next year!

The Conference was held June 6 – 7 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Enoch. We were thrilled to have Audrey Poitras of Métis Nations of Alberta and her panelists as our Keynote speaker Please click below to view our ad.

Conference schedule
Please click on the icon below for the conference schedule. For speaker bios and abstracts, please click here.

Gala dinner June 6, 2012

The audience was thoroughly entertained at the gala dinner by the likes of Arcand, Métis Child & Family Jiggers as well as the Kipohtakaw Singers accompanied by a local drum group from the Kipohtakaw Nation.

We would like to thank the sponsors who supported our conference.

 

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:
      

Silver Sponsors:
               

 

Golf Eagle Sponsor:
 

 

Golf Hole Sponsor:

 

Golf Lunch Sponsors:
       

Fort McMurray Afterhours Business Mixer – April 19, 2012 at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre.

Building upon the success of our previous Fort McMurray Mixers and multiple Calgary Gatherings, CFAR was pleased to host our third afterhours business mixer held at the Sawridge Inn & Convention Centre on April 19, 2012. CFAR, fellow Aboriginal Relations practitioners, local Aboriginal business owners, community members and leaders joined to network and establish new connections over delectable food and drinks (cash bar). This was a casual and open event with no formal program, designed to facilitate professional networking.

All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Chip Child Development Society, an organization whose mission is to provide holistic, positive and challenging learning experiences and opportunities for growth by providing on-going quality programs and services to children, families and staff.

For more details, click here.

Without the support of our sponsors this event would not be possible. Thank-you to our sponsors.

Platinum:

 

Savanna Energy Services Corp.
Gold:
Nexen Inc.
Gold:
Mikisew Group of Companies

 

Total E&P Canada Ltd.

 

Friends of CFAR:
Flint Energy Services Ltd.