We Are All Treaty People

The 2014 Keondaatiziying – How We Will Sustain Ourselves Conference will be held in Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul First Nations on September 16-18, 2014.

Building on the successful partnerships built over the past few years, this conference will continue the development of strong collaboration between communities, organizations, enterprises and citizens in Treaty #3 and Treaty #9 areas.

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What's New

Presentations from the 2014 Conference

November 2, 2014

Click the links below to view presentations from our most recent conference.

Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op (PowerPoint - 1.9 Mb)
Garnet Genius - Conference Worksheet (PDF - 120 Kb)
Garnet Genius (PDF - 1.2 Mb)
Health Care as an Economic Driver (PowerPoint - 11.7 Mb)
Mayor Leney and Chief Bull (JPG - 296 Kb)
Northwestern Ontario Local Food Distribution System (PDF - 4.2 Mb)
CEDI Presentation (PowerPoint - 1.8 Mb)
Purdy Crawford Presentation (PowerPoint - 1.1 Mb)
Obishikokaang Resources - Lac Seul Forest (PowerPoint - 11.9 Mb)
Rockex Mining (PDF - 1.6 Mb)
Signing Agreement (JPG - 308 Kb)

Press Release – For Immediate Distribution

September 16, 2014

Community Pairing of Sioux Lookout, Lac Seul First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug to receive support from national Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI)

View press release (PDF)

Join us for pre-conference activities.

August 19, 2014

We are delighted to offer a pre-conference event, free of charge, for all guests of the conference.

Take a tour of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre from 3:30 - 4:30pm on Tuesday, September 16. Take the opportunity to see many service areas of the Health Centre as well as the traditional kitchen, gathering and ceremonials spaces. For more information click here.

You can sign up for this tour during your registration process.

Sponsors come on board

July 21, 2014

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout, Northwest Training and Adjustment Board and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) lead the sponsorship group of this year’s Keondaatiziying Conference. Other sponsors to come on board at this point are Patricia Area Community Endeavours (PACE) and the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce. For details on becoming a sponsor, please visit sponsors.

Sioux Lookout & Lac Seul First Nation partner to host 2014 Conference

July 2, 2014

Sioux Lookout Mayor Dennis Leney and Lac Seul First Nation Chief Clifford Bull both attended Keondaatiyizing Conference 2013 in Kenora. During the closing session of the conference, small working groups were asked to evaluate the event and plant seeds for a subsequent conference. Together, Mayor Leney and Chief Bull offered to host the next conference. Fast forward to the present and as promised this year’s conference will open in Sioux Lookout on September 16 with the majority of events taking place at the new Lac Seul Events Centre on September 17 & 18.