Jamie Dumont is Métis from St.Laurent, Manitoba. Jamie currently lives in Winnipeg, and is a private consultant working with Indigenous and northern communities and organizations, as well as conducting workshop design and facilitation.
Brian has over 35 years’ experience from the Winnipeg; Manitoba (Board Chair, Policy Comm. Chair, other committees), Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Board Director) and, most recently a member of Governance, Policy and Strategic Planning committees and Board with ICC.
Daniel Lepp Friesen
Daniel is the owner and principal of DLF Consulting, Daniel works with clients to create sustainable development solutions in the areas of renewable energy, business planning and community development.
German is a Senior Associate, Team Lead and Project Manager for Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba. German completed his Master of Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 2017 and has over 13 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering.
I am the owner of Dreamcatcher Promotions, a member of the Assembly of First Nations Focus Group for Women in Business and I am a coach of the Side Hustle 101 program with Red River College. In June 2021, I opened sister company Indigenous Nations Apparel Company (INAC) in the largest mall in Manitoba.
Ralph is a proud member of the Fox Lake Cree nation, Treaty 5, located in northern Manitoba. Ralph is the owner and founder of ODK Engineering and Wawasum Energy Corporation. Leaders in project management, civil engineering services and construction support services in the First Nation market.
Marketer, brand manager, advertising guy, event creator, small business strategist, football coach, runner, and proud dad, Ron Greasley has over 25 years experience in the marketing field, as a client, an agency and as a consultant. His work developing brands and marketing campaigns for clients has enabled him to work with a wide array of industries: from not-for-profits to national retailers; from professional services providers to charities; and from financial services organizations to tourist attractions.
He spent two years working with a Winnipeg-based law firm, researching the industry, developing a brand strategy and communicating that strategy for the firm. His work on the firm’s brand, and with related professional services groups, has provided a unique external perspective on the legal industry and its marketing needs.
Ron was drawn to advertising because of the broad range of businesses he interacts with each year. Every day, every solution, every campaign is different, and that’s what makes the work fun. His position on the term “Librarian” will be based entirely on the brand position that role will require in the coming hears.
He is currently the Senior Brand Strategist at Deschenes Regnier, a marketing and advertising company with offices in Winnipeg and Calgary.
Vanessa Everett has owned her own consulting company for more than 25 years specializing in Organizational / Governance Review, Feasibility studies, Current State and Community Assessments, Annual, and Strategic Planning, as well as Board Governance and advising on Policy, Bylaws, and Organizational Development.
Dan is a Treaty 1 band member in Manitoba—Sandy Bay First Nation. He obtained his CA designation in 2001, becoming the third First Nation CA in Manitoba. He has been a Board member (Treasurer) of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce since 2018, is a current Board member of BUILD and Chair of the Indigenous Learning Centre, and past board member of AFOA Canada and AFOA Manitoba.
Ernie has a broad range of management experience in both the public and private sectors. He has been in senior management positions dealing with municipal, provincial and federal governments. Ernie and his family operated as insurance brokerage in Wolesley. His experience includes managing major infrastructure projects which have included significant Indigenous participation. He has considerable board experience including working with federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as the private sector.
James is from the Cree nation of the One Arrow Band in North Central Saskatchewan. James is the owner of Amphibious Construction Ltd. which is a diverse company that works on land and in the water, we specialize in Commercial Diving, Pumps, Barges, Marine Construction, Heavy Equipment and Custom Fabrication.
For over twelve years Raena has passionately championed Indigenous Peoples initiatives and stands as a community leader in advocacy, empowerment, and promoting continued success for generations to come. She has worked with three levels of government, grassroots organizations, and is currently the Project Coordinator of the Indigenous Business Development Services (IBDS) with Community Futures Manitoba (CFM).
Renata Meconse is a proud Anishinaabe who lives in Winnipeg and her community is Pinaymootang First Nation in Treaty 2 Territory. She is a proud mother of three and keeps herself busy in a number of areas including spending time with family, community involvement and the arts. She has focused her professional life on communications, primarily with First Nations and the greater Indigenous community in Manitoba.
I am currently the CEO of Me-Dian Credit Union. I completed the Exec. MBA program and currently in the process of completing the Institute of Corporate Director (ICD) designation, a life-long commitment to excellence in better business decisions in the Boardroom. I have 17 years of experience in the financial service industry.
I am an advocate for community enrichment. I have been a columnist for a local magazine for the past 10 years, writing articles on budgeting, home purchase, investments, and retirement planning.
I also delivered numerous financial literacy classes from elementary to university levels.
Currently, a member of Finance Committee for the Association of Registered Nurses in Manitoba and board member for NorWest Co-op.