AME’s The Gathering Place

East Meeting Level / All Passes Welcome
Speaker(s): Michael Cathro Michael McPhie Sharon Singh Cynthia Callison Robin Junger Gianni Kovacevic Jessica Bratty Joanna Miller Chief Ervine Charleyboy Lana Eagle Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson Anne Marie Sam Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh) Dave Porter Chief James Delorme Mark Podlasly
Chair(s): AME Aboriginal Relations Committee
Sponsor(s): Teck Resources Limited

The Gathering Place builds on the positive legacy of previous Roundup Gathering Place events. It provides a welcoming space for respectful dialogue where participants have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences – lessons learned, best practices, challenges and successes relating to building mutually beneficial Aboriginal relationships during mineral exploration. The Gathering Place is the only multi-day ‘showcase’ session at Roundup, and is a widely anticipated and actively attended event that attracts a broad range of Roundup attendees.

AME has always encouraged mineral explorers to foster respectful relationships through early and meaningful engagement with Aboriginal peoples in order to move forward with successful mineral exploration and development, having a mineral project understood and supported by Aboriginal people is a foundational component of successful exploration. The Gathering Place facilitates discussion of interests and issues by inviting Leaders (Aboriginal, political and industry) to share their perspectives in an earnest and open manner.


Tuesday, Jan 24 - Wednesday, Jan 25 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)


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Schedule (Day One)

Time Topic Speaker
9:00 AM Welcoming Ceremonies Chief Dr. Robert Joseph
9:30 AM Leadership Panel Hon. John Rustad Jonathan Wilkinson Chief James Delorme
11:00 AM First Nations Energy & Mining Council Presentation (FNEMC) Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh) Dave Porter Mark Podlasly
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Legal Panel Sharon Singh Robin Junger Cynthia Callison David Bursey
2:45 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM Investment Panel Gianni Kovacevic Jessica Bratty
4:30 PM Reception Welcome

Schedule (Day Two)

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 AM Welcome and Day One Recap
8:45 AM Chief's Presentations Chief Ervine Charleyboy
10:15 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM Industry Executive Panel Michael McPhie Michael Cathro
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Success Story 1 Joanna Miller Anne Marie Sam
2:45 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM Success Story 2
4:30 PM Gathering Place Closing Reception