Conference Schedule

Click on the titles and workshop presenter names below to read more about each workshop being offered. (Schedule subject to change.)

Day 1 - October 20

Opening Ceremonies & Keynote: Susan Aglukark

Keynote presentation by Award-Winning Inuk Singer/Songwriter
Followed by a Live Interview with Susan Aglukark with Questions from our Delegates.
Susan Aglukark
Susan Aglukark, O.C., LL.B

Culture Feature: Mattmac

Music Producer & Recording Artist
Mattmac
Mattmac

Rebuilding The Spirit: Health Recovery for Indigenous People

Don utilizes the four Sacred Teachings of Healing, Prayer, Sharing, Crying and Laughter to bring about real balance in the recovery process.
Don Burnstick
Don Burnstick

Lunch Break with Entertainment and Awards

Featuring Andrina Turenne, Award-winning Singer/Songwriting
Andrina Turenne
Andrina Turenne

Job Search 101

The Job Search 101 Workshop is a fast-paced session. The RBC Future Launch facilitator will lead the workshop in a peer-to-peer fashion to support young people who are looking for, applying to, and interviewing for their first job.
RBC Future Launch
Debbie Tabor
Debbie Tabor

Engaging the Entrepreneurial Spirit among Indigenous Communities

Indigenous entrepreneurs are among the fasted growing entrepreneur segment in Canada. In this session, we will sit down with three individuals who are each nurturing and developing Indigenous entrepreneurs so that we may explore how we all can create a culture of opportunity and prosperity. Presenters: Annette Sabourin, RBC; Sunshine Tenasco, Pow Wow Pitch; Noah Wilson, Futurpreneur Canada; Herb Zobell, RBC
Herb Zobell
Herb Zobell
Annette Sabourin
Annette Sabourin
Sunshine Tenasco
Sunshine Tenasco
Noah Wilson
Noah Wilson

Prize Draw #1

All registered delegates of the Vision Quest Conference are eligible for exciting prize draws.
Day 2 - October 21

Entertainment & Keynote: Kendal Netmaker

Entrepreneur & Author
Followed by a Live Interview with Kendal Netmaker with Questions from our Delegates.
Kendal Netmaker
Kendal Netmaker

Inspiring Indigenous Women in Business Panel

Learn from experience as these three powerhouse Indigenous women in business share their successes and challenges and inspire more Indigenous women to become entrepreneurs. Panelists: Erica Daniels, Kejic Productions; Emilie McKinney, Anishinaabe Bimishimo Corporation; Marilyn Tanner-Spence, Teekca’s Aboriginal Boutique
Erica Daniels
Erica Daniels
Emilie Mckinney
Émilie McKinney
Marilyn Tanner-Spence
Marilyn Tanner-Spence

Culture Feature: Mikey Harris

Choreographer & Renowned TikTok Dancer
Mikey Harris
Mikey Harris

Indigenous Business Procurement with the Federal Government

Presentation includes a live demonstration of the Government of Canada (GoC) tenders website, and will help participants understand the contracting process, learn how to register in supplier databases, and inform how to search for opportunities to sell to the Government of Canada. Presented by: La Vona Parker, Government Services & Procurement Canada
La Vona Parker
La Vona Parker

Lunch Break with Entertainment and Awards

Featuring Burnstick, Award-winning Singer/Songwriting Duo

Healthy Living – Body, Spirit & Mind

Leading a clean and healthy lifestyle has led many well-known figures to wellness and success. From eating organic non-GMO foods, to daily exercise, and other grounding techniques, the science and benefits are broken down plain and simple for anyone to understand.
RBC Future Launch
Joey Stylez
Joey Stylez

The Road Less Travelled

This orator, writer and humorist will, through personal stories and words of guidance, share her passionate perspective on inclusion, self-acceptance, and the love of reading. You will feel empowered to affect change in yourself, your family and your community. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be up-lifted!
RBC Future Launch
Candy Palmater
Candy Palmater

Closing & Prize Draw #2

All registered delegates of the Vision Quest Conference are eligible for exciting prize draws.
On Demand
ON DEMAND ANYTIME THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE

Now How Am I Going to Pay for That? Post Pandemic Financial Opportunities and Planning

Join SEED Winnipeg to discuss and focus on the unique financial situations that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our homes and communities. SEED Winnipeg will share practical methods to address challenging economic conditions, and effective tools and resources for individuals and families to achieve sustainability.
Justin Morriseau
Justin Morriseau
Pamela Krasniuk
Pamela Krasniuk
Sara Bennet
Sara Bennett

Healing Through Humour

Our Elders say “Laughter is Good Medicine.” As Don shares this traditional teaching you will be enlightened, inspired and definitely entertained.
Don Burnstick
Don Burnstick

The Art & Business of Songwriting

There is much more to songwriting than simply putting words on the page. In this session, you will learn the basics of songwriting, how to budget for your releases, and the different avenues you can take to make sure your songs are heard by as many people as possible.
RBC Future Launch
Joey Stylez
Joey Stylez

ON DEMAND SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE ANYTIME THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE

Vision Quest Community Future Partners: Dakota Ojibway CFDC, Kitayan CFDC Southeast CFDC, Cedar Lake CFDC, North Central CFDC