Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Headlines Impressive List of Conference Speakers

by ecnationtalk on September 7, 20121469 Views

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2012

(Saskatoon, SK) Environmental law expert and activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be the keynote speaker at “The Trading Place”, Saskatchewan’s premier economic development conference, September 24 and 25, 2012 at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, sponsored by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Economic Development Secretariat.

“The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is pleased that once again Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will share with us his thoughts on the environment and a sustainable economy,” says FSIN Interim Chief Morley Watson. “As stewards of the land, First Nations understand the importance of a healthy environment. A healthy environment means healthy people and a healthy economy.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke at the FSIN’s “Only a Matter of Time” conference in October 2005.

The impressive list of speakers participating at “The Trading Place” conference continues to grow that includes: Wab Kinew, host of CBC’s 8th Fire, Dan Caldwell, founder of the TapouT clothing line, Calvin Helin, author of the 2006 book Dances with Dependency: Indigenous Success through Self-Reliance, Kiowa Gordon, actor from the Twilight Saga who plays the role of Embry Call. A list of industry speakers will be released in the coming days.

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of Treaty, as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.


For more information:

Mervin Brass
Direct: 306.956.1026
Cellular: 306.220.7187

Bernard Shepherd
Direct: 306.956.6917
Cellular: 306.381.7491

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