Please refer to program at a glance below. A detailed program will be available soon.

Program at a glance

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 8am to 4pm

Important: The pre-conference workshop is not included in the conference activities. If you would like to attend this workshop, you must register and pay for it separately to the conference.

CONFERENCE

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2:00 pm

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6:00 pm

Registration

3:00 pm

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4:30 pm

Showtime! Join us for an afternoon at the movies. 

4:30 pm

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6:30 pm

Opening Reception with Exhibitors and Artisans

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

7:00 am

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4:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am

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8:00 am

Morning Prayer

8:00 am

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9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors and Artisans

9:00 am

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10:15 am

Prayer / Greetings / Welcome / Opening Plenary

Greetings

Welcome: Richard Budgell, Regional Executive Director, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Québec Region, Indigenous Services Canada.

FNHMA Welcome: Marion Crowe, CFNHM, CAFM, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Managers, Association

Patricia Thomson, CFNHM, President, FNHMA Board of Directors and Senior Indigenous Advisor, Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan

Opening Plenary

An award-winning journalist and author, and the First Ojibway woman to deliver the CBC Massey Lectures, Tanya Talaga is an acclaimed storyteller. Her book Seven Fallen Feathers, a national bestseller that introduced us to seven Indigenous high school students who mysteriously died in Thunder Bay, won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize. In her powerful keynotes, Talaga shares Indigenous stories from across Canada and the world, humanizing the legacy of residential schools and colonization and sharing her hope for a more inclusive and equitable future.

Keynote Speaker: Tanya Talaga, Award Winning Journalist and Author of the book Seven Fallen Feathers

Sponsored by: Indigenous Reconciliation Group

10:15 am

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10:45 am

Book signing with Tanya Talaga and

Health Break with Exhibitors and Artisans

10:45 am

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12:15 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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12:15 pm

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2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation

Sponsor Remarks: Kironmoy Datta, Head of Marketing, Canada, ADAPT Pharma Inc.

Keynote Speaker: to be confirmed

Luncheon sponsored by ADAPT Pharma Inc.

2:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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3:45 pm

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4:45 pm

Annual General Meeting (for FNHMA members in good standing only)

5:30 pm

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6:30 pm

Reception with Exhibitors and Artisans

6:30 pm

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10:30 pm

Banquet, CFNHM Convocation and Awards Presentation

Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:30 am

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12:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am

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9:00 am

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors and Artisans

9:00 am

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10:00 am

Plenary

10:00 am

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10:30 am

Health Break... Last chance to visit exhibitors and artisans!

10:30 am

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12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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12:00 pm

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2:00 pm

Luncheon and Presentation

Sponsor Remarks: Will Fong, CMC, PMP, Management Consulting, MNP

Luncheon sponsored by: MNP

2:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Concurrent Workshops

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3:30 pm

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4:15 pm

Closing Plenary - An Update on the First Nations-Federal Cannabis Framework

Isadore Day will provide an update on the proposed First Nation Federal Cannabis Framework that is currently under development.

A First Nations-Federal Cannabis Framework would assert First Nations jurisdiction over the industry –including harm reduction, community safety, financial management, and regulatory oversight on their territories.  The framework will allow communities to develop regulations that are reflective of their realities; and would allow some communities to invite provincial or territorial authorities to participate within their framework as part of a seed to sale harmonization agreement.

Speaker: Isadore Day, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bimaadzwin

4:15 pm

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4:30 pm

Wrap-Up, Exhibitor Passport Draw and Closing Prayer