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Learn about meaningful consultation with First Nations at Quarry Tech

September 20, 2022  By Andrew Snook

Lawrence Aimoe is the CEO of Upshimuskwa Consultants Inc.

What is it to be meaningful?

Have you ever tried to give your partner a present without wrapping it first? Have you ever shopped for your kids at the airport just prior to boarding? Have you ever forgotten to phone your Mom on a special occasion?

Well, if you answered yes to any of these, you understand where I am going with this discussion…

In 2005, the tiny First Nation of Mikisew Cree took Canada to court in relation to the need to consult. You need to understand this Supreme Court of Canada decision and others in order to avoid “your” day in court…

Keynote Speaker: Lawrence Aimoe, CEO of Upshimuskwa Consultants Inc.


Keynote Speaker Bio:

Lawrence Aimoe was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba. Lawrence has had a very deep interest in his own Indigenous roots and studied Sociology and Native Studies at Brandon University where he obtained his degree.

He spent a vast amount of his time working in Indigenous communities throughout Canada. Lawrence’s role as one of Canada’s first trained Indigenous crisis negotiators provided him with the opportunity to utilize his knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures to find peaceful resolutions to dynamic situations.

He has worked with a very diverse group of people over his 32 years with provincial and federal governments including the Solicitor General of Canada, Assembly of First Nations, and US Homeland Security, to name a few. He holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and Alberta Centennial Medal for service to Canada and Albertans. Lawrence created the Aboriginal Consultation Office for the Government of Alberta as the Executive Director.

He has had the opportunity to work with corporations as they undertake meaningful consultation with First Nations and Metis communities. Lawrence taught Indigenous Studies as a professor. He is a PADI Divemaster and scubas around the world as much as possible.

What is Quarry Tech?

Quarry Tech is a one-day workshop focused on the latest technologies designed for optimizing quarry and pit operations.

This one-day event, exclusively for quarry and pit owners and operators, will offer attendees case studies and panel sessions presented by industry experts covering a wide variety of topics.

Special thanks to our sponsors Polydeck, ASGA, Superior Industries, Wirtgen Group, Luff Industries, Frontline Machinery, Ormac Industrial Solutions, LOADRITE and Sancton Equipment.

Seats are limited so register now!

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