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Keynote Speaker: Chief Terry Paul on Pathways to Shared Prosperity
Jun. 7, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. PDT
Chief Terry Paul, the long-time elected leader of the Cape Breton-based Membertou First Nation, delivers keynote remarks on the theme of “Pathways to Shared Prosperity.” He touches on the historic lobster fisheries ownership deal negotiated by the Mi’kmaq nations in 2020. Na̲nwak̲olas Council President Dallas Smith introduces Chief Paul and moderates the discussion and audience Q&A.
Chief Terry Paul of the Membertou First Nation successfully negotiated Mik'maq equity ownership in North America's largest shellfish producer. Chief Paul has been elected chief for 38 years, during which he guided his community and administration into one of the most efficient and economically flourishing Indigenous communities in the country.
Dallas has roots from all four corners of the Kwak̓wala speaking peoples. He’s spent the majority of his career working to bring greater human well-being and capacity to the Nations of the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR). As one of the architects of the GBR agreements and the Founder and President of Na̲nwak̲olas Council, he has built positive working relationships with all levels of government, industry, and philanthropic communities to balance conservation and sustainable economic development.