Elder Marcel Paul and Marcel Arcand will share teachings about their culture, their history and their desire to get the Sacred Treaties honoured and recognized by all levels of government and institutions. Additionally, Marcel Arcand will be presenting a starting point for an Indigenous Economic Framework that we can build collaboratively amongst the Nations in preparation for the upcoming adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada 94 Calls to Action.
Elder Marcel Paul
Marcel Paul is a proud family man with 6 children, 16 grandchildren and a loving wife with whom he has shared his life for the past 35-plus years. A fluent Cree speaker, Marcel has learned the cultural and traditional ways from his grandfather from a very young age. Additionally, Marcel served 9 years as a council member and has a degree from the University of Saskatoon in Lands Management, where he graduated with a 90% average. He has and will always continue to be a strong advocate for First Nations peoples and their rights and passes these teachings on to his children and grandchildren. A skillful negotiator, Marcel has concluded some historical land claims and other claims for his nation during his tenure as a Council Member and the Lands Director. Marcel credits his teachings and knowledge to his grandfather and many Elders who have since passed and holds these teachings very near to his heart. Believing that partnerships need to be mutually respectful and beneficial, Marcel will continue to be an advocate for First Nations people now and for future generations.
Marcel Arcand, MBA Candidate
Marcel Arcand has been working in the Economic Development field since 2003 and has been active in creating awareness and protecting Indigenous History and Rights. During his career, Marcel has received many awards and accolades and completed numerous significant projects in various locations across western Canada. Currently in his final year for the Masters of Business Administration Program through Simon Fraser University, Marcel maintains a 3.6 GPA and an excellent attendance record. Marcel’s true passion is Economic Development and the exciting challenges it brings regarding building opportunities and partnerships that are for the benefit of all. One aspect that Marcel always focuses on where he works either full-time or in his consulting endeavours is the value of creating strong working relationships that transcend standard norms and evolve into long-lasting true partnerships. In his spare time, Marcel enjoys spending time with his family and continuously improving their home and yard. As well, Marcel is an avid writer teeming with ideas who would like to pursue script writing and eventually, motion pictures.
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Meeting ID: 889 0009 9848