Keith Matthew loves sharing stories about creating wealth and opportunity in First Nations communities. From his work in economic development, he sees the value of infrastructure in creating more prosperous communities. Click here to play the podcast.
Carl Yates is leading an organization that has made history as the first Indigenous water authority in Canada. The AFNWA has been collaborating with FNII and Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation in Nova Scotia on water and wastewater infrastructure needs for new residential and commercial development. Click here to play the podcast.
Rose Paul of the Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation in Nova Scotia is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation’s Bayside Development Corporation. Her Nation has been working with the First Nations Infrastructure Institute since 2019 on one of two proof-of-concept projects to assess the value of the new institute. Click here to play the podcast.
Jason Calla is on a mission to help First Nations create successful, long-lasting infrastructure projects. He has been guiding the development of FNII to establish new infrastructure funding models and approaches. Click here to play the podcast.
Céline Auclair is the founder of the First Peoples Innovation Center, a non-profit organization that assists the development of social innovation for the First People communities in Quebec. She brings international experience to discussions about infrastructure development among First Nations. Click here to play the podcast.
David Kobliski is executive director of the Nelson House Development Corporation in northern Manitoba. He is also a firm believer in the long-term value of effectively-managed infrastructure projects. Click here to play the podcast.
David Crate is currently Chief for his community Fisher River Cree Nation (Treaty 5) which is located about 200 km north of Winnipeg. Chief Crate has focused on long-term planning, strategic partnerships, environmental stewardship and economic development. Click here to play the podcast.
Dana Francis has applied his contracting expertise in projects across Turtle Island. As co-founder of Red Island Contractors, Inc., and a FNII board member, he has a valuable perspective on the value of infrastructure development. Click here to play the podcast.
Allan Claxton has seen first-hand what infrastructure can do to improve communities. That’s why he stepped forward to serve as Chair of the FNII Development Board. Click here to play the podcast.
Infrastructure takes too long to develop, costs too much to build, and does not last long enough. Listen in to a conversation between Manny Jules, Chairperson First Nations Tax Commission and Jason Calla from the First Nations Infrastructure Institute about some potential solutions. Click here to play the podcast.