5-day occasion in Ottawa wraps up Saturday with gala occasion
The Northern Lights convention and commerce present has been in full throttle this week, offering a gathering floor for political, cultural and enterprise leaders from the North.
The five-day occasion on the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, which wraps up Saturday, has featured conferences on subjects starting from Indigenous-led financial growth and tourism, to discussions on the navy and inexperienced power.
Keynote audio system have included Makivik Corp. president Pita Aatami, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada vice-president Lisa Koperqualuk, activist and Nobel Prize nominee Siila-Watt Cloutier, and Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. CEO Brian Penney.
In the meantime, on the third ground on the centre dozens of artists from the North have been exhibiting and promoting their works at an exposition.
Close by, a commerce present has allowed Northern companies and organizations to open cubicles to indicate off their merchandise and talk about future plans.
The annual convention, organized by the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce, was paused through the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This yr, it opened on Tuesday and the lineup for the ultimate day gala on Saturday contains conventional performers Janice Parsons and Sandy Emudluk from Nunavik, the Not Even Band from Nunavut, and the Silver Wolf Band from Labrador.