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20/20 Vision

Panel discussion to focus on Indigenous participation as key to economic success

The Asper School of Business will host a panel discussion focusing on the critical need to engage Indigenous participation in our province’s economy.

20/20 Vision takes place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 in Room 343 Drake Centre. All U of M students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The event will bring together business, community and government leaders with expertise in Indigenous business and community engagement, including:

• Jamie Wilson Deputy Minister, Growth, Enterprise and Trade
• Judy Klassen, MLA, Kewatinook, Interim Leader, Manitoba Liberal Party
• Robert Campbell, National Director, Aboriginal Services, MNP
• Shaun Loney, B.U.I.L.D. Executive Director, author of An Army of Problem Solvers
• Jessica Dumas, Past Chair, Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, President at Prime Image Life Coaching

“This is a conversation everyone needs to be a part of,” says Kelly Mahoney, director of the Career Development Centre at the Asper School. “Canada plans to invest $8.4 billion over the next five years in improving the socio-economic conditions of Indigenous peoples and their communities. More Indigenous people live in Winnipeg than in any other city in Canada, which makes this the perfect place to begin exploring the opportunities.”

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