"Taking it to the Next Level"

March 8, 9 & 10, 2011

Radisson Hotel

405 20th Street East

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan



This year’s IANE Conference will provide a forum where Aboriginal organizations, governments, industries and business, and unions can “Take it to the Next Level” in terms of best practices on recruitment, retention, and advancement of Aboriginal people in the workplace and to see how this impacts the bottom line.

This powerful conference includes a Leadership Panel  featuring:

  • Shauna Bear, SIGA
  • Sean Willy, Cameco
  • Randell Morris, SIIT
  • Bonnie Blakely, SHR

These individuals will speak to four areas of interest to our delegates:



This conference and its workshops are designed to serve the needs of public and private sector organizations who share an interest in benefiting from the knowledge, technical skills and productive capacity of the rapidly expanding Aboriginal workforce. It is also significant for those who wish to expand or build new working relationships with Aboriginal people. The conference provides employers with an opportunity to look at practical and innovative approaches to Aboriginal Employment.


Early Bird – Before February 4, 2011

IANE Members $213.77
Non-members $266.89

General - After February 4, 2011

IANE Members $320.02
Non-members $373.14

Fees include all workshops, plenary sessions, and the Awards Banquet

Extra banquet tickets are available at a cost of $38.47 per ticket.

Registration Form 

Conference delegates will receive a refund of $125.00 for all cancellations received, in writing, prior to 12 noon, Tuesday March 1, 2011. There will be no refunds accepted following this deadline. However, registration can be transferred to a delegate from the same corporation or business. Proof of employment or ownership of business may be required.


I would like to invite the members of IANE and friends of the IANE Inc. to consider nominations for the 2011 Bill Hanson and Ivan Ahenakew Awards.  These awards are for outstanding individual and business (respectively) achievements.  These awards are presented during the annual conference and are highly respected awards for commitment to aboriginal advancements.

About the Awards
Ivan Ahenakew was one of the founders of IANE.  This award was created to honour his memory.  It is given to any business, company, government department or Aboriginal organization that has shown results in the areas of Aboriginal employment initiatives.

Bill Hanson is one of the original founding members of IANE.  This award will be granted to an individual who has been successfully involved in training and employment initiative promoting Aboriginal employment.  An individual’s commitment, efforts and success are essential in the movement towards facilitating employment opportunities.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted to the local Chapter of IANE who in turn will submit the candidate/company names to the national board for voting.  In the event you are uncertain of the local chapter contacts please feel free to contact the Conference Committee for additional information.  These prestigious awards recognize only one person and one company on a  national level.  I ask all chapter members and friends to consider nominating someone or a business for one or both of the awards.  The nominee or nominators do not have to be IANE members.  Your participation and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to contact myself at Royal Bank of Canada, 651-8217, 12 – 705 Central Avenue, Saskatoon. SK for applications or if you have any questions on the awards or conference.
Yours truly,

D.G. (David) Reid
Awards Chairman

IANE National Conference, Saskatoon