Fireside Chat: Growing the Indigenous Economy
The legalization of cannabis opened doors to significant economic opportunity for our Indigenous communities – just one step in our journey to reconciliation. Learn more about how First Nations communities will play a large role in the Canadian cannabis industry.
Jessica Dumas, Jessica Dumas Coaching & Training
Jessica is the President of Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training, a known facilitator and Indigenous Advisor. She uses her passion and knowledge to help businesses create more diverse and inclusive teams by providing relevant and solution-based training focused on understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and strategies for Indigenous engagement and employment.
Dr. Shelley Turner, First Farmacy Medical
Dr. Shelley Turner works in the area of addiction medicine. Her work in health care with vulnerable populations, has shaped the direction of her current clinical and research practice in cannabinoid therapy. Her clinic, First Farmacy Medical is focused on a harm and pharma-reductive strategies.
Dr. Shelley Turner will be leading the new Cannabis 101 course at Red River College. Cannabis 101 will serve as an introductory course and will explore the business behind cannabis.
Rebecca Chardrand, Red River College
Rebecca Chartrand is a proud member of the Anishinaabe, Inninew and Métis Nations. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy at Red River College. In addition to supporting initiatives College-wide, this role assumes the responsibilities of a Dean where she oversees the School of Indigenous Education. She has worked in education for the past 25 years, demonstrating an ability to grow and sustain initiatives.
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