Montreal Lake Business Ventures LP
Mr. Noland Henderson is known for his leadership in Saskatchewan. He served as Chief of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation as well as Director of Resources and Environment for his community. He has held many board and advisory positions in Saskatchewan for organizations including SaskTel, the Aboriginal Policing Advisory Unit, the local Police Commission, First Nations Trust and the Northern Teacher Education Program Board of Governors.
With a Degree in Education, Noland has contributed to his community as a teacher, principal and mentor to local youth.
Partner, One Sky Management
Sandra Jackson is a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Economics. Sandra has over thirty years of experience working in the areas of community, economic, institutional and self-governance development with First Nations.
Prior to venturing into the business sector, Sandra held various positions with the Department of Indian Affairs. Her experience includes negotiating land claims, resettlement benefit agreements, multilateral funding arrangements and other business development agreements with governments and industry partners.
Sandra was the Federal Negotiator for the Northern Flood Agreement and was instrumental in the successful negotiation of four implementation agreements involving Canada, Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, and the Tataskweyal Cree Nation, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, York Factory First Nation and Norway House Cree Nation. She was the Federal Negotiator for Self-Government discussions that resulted in an agreement in principle among the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, the Province of Manitoba, and the Government of Canada in June 2000.
Sandra continues to work with First Nations, Indigenous communities and organizations and governments and industry partners to establish relationships and create opportunities for employment, training, and business development. Much of her current work involves building bridges between First Nations and the mining industry.
Sandra is a past chair of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce and has served as a member of the board of directors for Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services. She is a member of the Industry Advisory Committee for First People Development Inc.
Tatanka Oyate Holdings LP
Mr. Cy Standing has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Canadian Air Force. He is the former Chief of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation, a former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians, past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan. He was an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.
Cy has served as Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including the Boards of the Affinity Credit Union, IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge about Indigenous Economic Development.