New Dates | In-Person | 6th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference


Join us at the 6th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference, October 21-22, 2021, to learn and discuss the sustainable economic development opportunities that exist for Indigenous communities and resource-based businesses.


Founded in 2009, the 2021 Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference examines the steps to building meaningful relationships. Chaired by Dallas Smith, President of Nanwakolas Council, this event offers practical guidance and deep insight on building partnerships in the natural resource sectors.

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Following the updates from public health officials regarding in-person gatherings and much careful consideration, we are excited to announce that we are planning for the 6th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference to take place in person at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC!

The health and safety of our community remains very important to us. We are continuously monitoring and evaluating COVID-19 updates and will follow guidelines and policies put forward by public health authorities. The main priority is the health and well-being of our participants, delegates, staff, and volunteers.

In the case that an in-person event will not be possible due to unforeseen safety risks, the event will be held virtually on Friday, October 22, 2021.  Please note, these dates are subject to change.



Everyone interested in developing successful, respectful, and economically sound resource partnerships. Indigenous leaders, elders, economic development officers; resource companies; consultants and Government personnel involved in Indigenous relations and economic development from the following sectors:

  • Indigenous Communities
  • Indigenous Businesses
  • Post-Secondary Institutes
  • Personnel Involved in Training and Career Development
  • Power Generation and Transmission
  • Energy
  • LNG Development
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Minerals and Mining
  • Aquaculture
  • Federal, Provincial, Regional and Municipal Governments
  • Law and Accounting Firm Representatives



For more information, please visit the event website or reach out via email.www.BCIROC.cainfo@bciroc.caBCIROC21@BCIROC