|Celeste Haldane was appointed Chief Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission in April 2017, after being an elected Commissioner since 2011. She is a practising lawyer and holds an LL.M. in Constitutional Law from Osgoode Hall Law School [York University], and an LL.B. and B.A. both from the UBC. In 2015, Celeste began her Doctorate at UBC in Anthropology & Law. She serves on the UBC Board of Governors and is the first Indigenous chair of the Legal Services Society. Celeste is a member of the Sparrow family from Musqueam and is Tsimshian through Metlakatla.
‘The Economic Alliance has a long-standing practice of integrating indigenous and non-indigenous community and economic interests at the annual Summit and in its various projects. We are delighted that the Chief Commissioner will join us this year in addition to the several indigenous speakers who will participate as panellists in sessions focused on tourism, economic development, and marine response.’ – Dan Hurley, VIEA Director and 2018 Summit Chair
The Economic Summit opens with the Tech Showcase bonus session at 8:30 am, Wednesday, October 24 and concludes with the Luncheon Presentation (Watch for details…) starting at 12:30 pm, Thursday, October 25.
Join some 600 business, community and government delegates from all across Vancouver Island and beyond.