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      MLI's 2019 Annual Dinner: Beyond Reconciliation in Ottawa

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      February 20, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      1 Vimy Place
      Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8

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      MLI's 2019 Annual Dinner: Beyond Reconciliation

      Conflict and despair may make the headlines, but behind the scenes an unknown and unsuspected revolution is transforming the Indigenous world. For the first time since the arrival of non-Indigenous people, Aboriginal people have acquired real power and are asking themselves how to use it to solve the challenges they face. Contrary to much popular opinion, the answer they are coming to is that the way to make the most of this newfound power is not to oppose economic development but to work in mutually-respectful partnership with other Canadians to unlock opportunity for everyone, especially in natural resources and infrastructure. Neither side can move ahead without the other. How are we going to make this work?   The Macdonald-Laurier Institute has been recognized as the national leader in facing these issues head on, finding the right policy ideas, and bringing together the people with the ability and the desire to make things better. Now, we are devoting our biggest forum, MLI's annual dinner, to a new national discussion on the place of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Chaired by leaders from across the political spectrum and First Nations, our program will feature the powerful new Indigenous voices that all Canadians need to be hearing more from.    As always we are planning to bring together Ottawa's movers and shakers, opinion leaders and policy makers, for an evening that will leave everyone informed and inspired about meeting our country's greatest challenges. Please join us. Tickets Individual Tickets: $199 each Corporate Table: $1592 (8 Tickets) Keynote Speakers Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation Council  Blaine Favel, CEO of Kanata Earth; Director at Macdonald-Laurier Institute Panel Speakers Sean Willy, President and CEO, Des Nedhe Development Stephen Buffalo, President and CEO, Indian Resource Council Theresa Tait-Day, Founding Member of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance Ken Coates, MLI Munk Senior Fellow (moderator) FAQs   How do I notify the organizer of any food allergies or other dietary preferences (i.e. vegetarian)? Please reach out to regarding any dietary restrictions in your group. The caterer requires notification of all dietary restrictions 5 business days before the event.  Please notify us of any restrictions by February 11, 2019. I want to purchase a table, but don't know who my guests will be yet. What should I do?  You can purchase a table now, and update the attendees later. To do this you just purchase 8 tickets under the "Corporate Table" ticket type and just put all attendees under one name for the time being. We will need an updated list of attendees and dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian) by February 11, 2019. What's the dress code for this event?Business attire. How many people are seated at each table? There will be eight people seated at each table. Will parking be available on site?Yes, the museum offers 310 indoor parking spaces.  There is a flat rate for evening parking (after 5 pm) of $6.00 per vehicle. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring your printed ticket to the event. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions, please contact Allison Carrigan at 613-482-8327 ext. 101 or  Are sponsorship opportunities available? Yes. If you're interested in learning more, please contact George Habchi at 613-482-8327 ext. 109 or

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