Young Indigenous Leaders in Conversation

Jul. 11, 2023 at 11:47 a.m. PDT

Our panelists shared insights on how corporate Canada can help empower Indigenous youth leaders, while addressing challenges and opportunities in their careers. Attendees learned more about how industry can best support a new generation of Indigenous leaders in business, education, and entrepreneurship.


Justen Peters, Okanagan College (moderator),

Kali Stierle, SFU Beedie School of Business,

Curtis Avery, Nipissing First Nation, and

Georgina Dan, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Justen Peters is a member of the Okanagan Indian Band. He has a strong passion for leadership and community development, particularly among Indigenous young adults. He served as the elected male youth representative for the BC Assembly of First Nations.

Kali Stierle is currently pursuing her BBA in Accounting with a minor in Indigenous studies at Simon Fraser University. She is Nêhiyaw (Cree), Métis, and German and is a member of Peepeekisis Cree Nation.

Curtis Avery is a proud member of the Nipissing Nation, a Northern Ontario-based community with Ojibway heritage. He serves as the manager of environment for Nipissing First Nation. He is also an entrepreneur, co-founding the first on-reserve cannabis dispensary in the province of Ontario.

Georgina Dan is from the Lil’wat Nation and serves as Cultural Administrator for the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and as the Cultural Leader of the Spo7ez Performance team.

Sponsored by Beedie.

Subtitles available in: English