MLT Aikins Lawyers to Present at Forward Summit

Four MLT Aikins lawyers will present at next week’s Forward Summit, an Indigenous-led conference aimed at advancing opportunities between industry and Indigenous communities.

Billie Fortier, Bob Black and Amyn Lalji will all appear at the two-day event, scheduled to take place on May 25 and 26 at the Grey Eagle Event Centre on Tsuut’ina Nation, Treaty No. 7 Territory in Alberta.

Forward Summit connects Indigenous communities, businesses and thought leaders with industry with the goal of building economic wealth and Indigenous prosperity.

The event will feature more than 120 speakers over the course of two days and is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees. Forward Summit also features an exhibition floor where attendees can connect with community and industry thought leaders. MLT Aikins is pleased to be an exhibitor.


Billie Fortier will join the “The Ethics of Indigenous Engagement” panel on May 25, sharing her insights on meaningful engagement and the importance of fostering relationships between Indigenous communities and industry.

Bob Black will participate in the “Major Projects in Canada – Opportunity Through Adversity” roundtable discussion on May 26, which explores opportunities and challenges for Indigenous-led major projects.

Amyn Lalji will participate in the “Community Capacity Building” panel on May 26 to discuss how industry can have a more ethical approach to partnerships that builds business-ready communities.

Event Details

May 25 & 26, 2022

Grey Eagle Event Centre

Tsuut’ina Nation, Treaty No. 7 Territory

In-person & Virtual

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