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TrueNorth 2024

True North 2024

June 11th 2024

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Prince George, June 11, 2024 - True North 2024, held at the House of Ancestors, displayed the significant steps taken towards economic reconciliation. The event, brought together sponsors, speakers, and delegates for a day of informative and inspirational discussions.

Key highlights included:

  • Lheidli T’enneh Chief Dolleen Logan shared insights on the foundations of successful partnerships with representatives from Canfor and Arbios.
  • Lhai Ventures GM Regina Toth and Stellat’en Chief Robert Michell emphasized the importance of transparency in building trust, in a session with leaders from Stantec and EDI
  • Williams Lake FN Chief Willie Sellars and Keerit Jutla of the Association for Mineral Exploration were joined by senior staff from Sedgwick Strategies and Northwest Copper to discuss the need for open and ongoing communication.
  • HubSpace Executive Director Mary Mytting led a group discussion on exciting regional innovation.
  • Representatives from Northern Health addressed recruitment and retention challenges for healthcare professionals in rural and remote communities.
  • Two Mount Milligan mine workers shared their personal reconciliation journeys and the significance of land restoration for their families.

This remarkable event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our session partners: Canfor, AME, LNG Canada, Stantec, EDI, Lhai Ventures LP, Enbridge, Centerra Gold, Northern Health, Vitreo, and Sedgwick Strategies.

Our networking partners also played a crucial role in making this event a success: Northern Development Initiatives Trust (NDIT), BC Northern Real Estate Board, Prince George Tourism, CAPP, Coastal GasLink, and Prince George Hospice, and CN Rail.

We are grateful to our development sponsors: Fortis, UNBC, MNP, Pattison Media, Arbios, Acres, Scotiabank, HubSpace, CNC, and our in-kind sponsors: Northern Lights Winery, Blackwood Gifts, Les Beaux Visages, and the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.

A special thanks to the House of Ancestors for hosting this event and to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (LTFN) for partnering with us. We deeply value our partnership, which celebrated its two-year anniversary at True North 2024. In celebration, Prince George Chamber President Cathy Mackay gifted a plaque to Chief Dolleen Logan of the LTFN, commemorating our collaboration.

True North 2024 showcased the power of collaboration and open dialogue in achieving economic reconciliation, leaving attendees inspired and hopeful for the future.


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