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Indigenous Perspectives on Arctic Entrepreneurship
This special session will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. For more information, check out their Program Agenda.
09:00 – 09:55 | INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON ARCTIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Organized by: Affinity North, Canada; EntrepreNorth, Canada; Warshield, Canada
- ● Tara Tootoo Fotheringham, Owner, Arctic Buying Company, Canada
- ● Dakota Norris, Strategist, Warshield, Canada
- ● Jordan Peterson, Principal and Chief Disruptor, Affinity North, Canada
Speaker biography: Tara Tootoo Fotheringham is CEO of the Arctic Buying Company – Kivalliq in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has been an established entrepreneur since 2000 and is celebrated for providing services promoting accessible services based on community needs and traditions. She is an advocate for Indigenous issues and “will always speak up for the Northern communities to ensure that they have everything they need.” Tootoo Fotheringham is also a member of the Amundsen Science Board of Directors, Vice-President of the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Kivalliq Legal Services Board and the non-profit organization Amautiit.
Also on October 19, 2023 from 11:20 – 12:15, Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for St. Boniface and St. Vital, the Hon. Dan Vandal will be speaking on Youth Networks through mental wellbeing projects.
11:20 – 12:15 | YOUTH NETWORKS THROUGH MENTAL WELLBEING PROJECTS
Organized by: Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
- The Hon. Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Government of Canada: The Importance of Youth Support and Sustainable Development in the Canadian Arctic
- Allison Crawford, Associate Chief and Virtual Mental Health and Outreach, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada: Social Network Analysis of CREATeS and Local 2 Global
- Christina Viskum Larsen, Professor, University of Southern Denmark: Social Network Analysis of CREATeS and Local 2 Global
- Sarah Cox, Director, Circumpolar Affairs Directorate, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada; Head of Delegation, Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), Arctic Council
Arctic Circle Assembly is being held in Reykjavík, Iceland from 18-21 October. For more information on how you can register, visit their web site at: https://www.arcticcircle.org/