5th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference

Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC

Important Update

In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19, including a recent directive from the BC Provincial Health authorities prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, we’ve made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 5th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference until a later date.

The event initially scheduled for April 8-9, 2020 has been postponed to take place on a date that is yet to be announced at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC.

This was not an easy decision to make, as we are aware of the considerable time, preparation, and anticipation that delegates, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors have dedicated to the conference. We acknowledge that all participants have made time in their schedules as well as travel and accommodation plans for this event, and we remain committed to creating a similarly high-quality experience for the conference in the future.

We understand that there are many questions regarding this date change, and we have done our best to address these in a brief FAQ on our website, available here. Our team is working hard on making all the required adjustments, and we will provide updates as they become available.

We wish our entire community the very best for your health and wellbeing during this challenging period.

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The Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference examines successful partnerships and case studies across the many resource sectors including forestry, energy, mining, fisheries, and aquaculture.

View the draft 2020 program HERE.

The 2020 program will feature an intriguing line-up of speakers who will share their experiences, perspectives and knowledge of successful approaches and overcoming challenges.

For more information, contact us at info@bciroc.ca.

Welcome Chiefs, Councillors, Elders, resource developers, businesses and Government representatives to the 5th Indigenous Resource Opportunities Conference.   We are excited to again host this First Nations-led conference with a focus on sharing success stories of First Nations, resource developers and the Government working together to advance positive projects. Since the launch of the original series conference, many successful partnerships now exist that are bringing significant benefits to First Nations, resource developers, businesses and all levels of Government.  When First Nations communities are healthy and have opportunities, we all benefit.  The conference lays the foundation for future partnerships and resulting benefits for First Nations and the resource sector.

Dallas W. Smith
Conference Chair
President, Nanwakolas Council