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Empowering Indigenous Entrepreneurship through Economic Growth and Career Development

Indigenous Economics &
Career Symposium

April 2nd - 3rd, 2024

Welcome to the Pathways to Self Determination Conference and Trade Show, where innovation meets inspiration, and collaboration paves the way for a brighter future. Our conference is a dynamic gathering of thought leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts dedicated to exploring the limitless possibilities of self-determination.


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The Pathways to Self Determination Conference and Trade Show offers you a transformative experience for your entrepreneurial journey. Explore some of the many benefits of attending below.

Why Should You Attend

Connect with new and experienced professionals to exchange ideas and build lasting relationships within a diverse community.

Networking Opportunities

Conference Seating

Discover a wide array of products and services offered by local businesses, vendors, professionals, and artisans at our vibrant vendor marketplace.

Vendor Booths

As an entrepreneur, you're willing to take risks and run a business in a constantly evolving global market. Success comes from thinking entrepreneurially and seizing beneficial opportunities for yourself and your business.

Explore Entrepreneurship & Career Development

Engage in meaningful conversations that brings together multiple experts and professionals to explore specific topics and share their perspectives. Allowing a variety of viewpoints to be presented which fosters a rich and informative experience.

Panel Discussions

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Exhibitor Opportunities

To apply for Exhibitor opportunities, please download and review the form below.

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Student Discount

Attention students! Register today and receive an exclusive 50% discount to attend the Pathways to Self Determination Conference and Trade Show. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, connect, and grow!

(Proof of Enrollment Required)


Join us for a wealth of knowledge!

Explore diverse perspectives with our 15+ speakers at the forefront of their fields.

Derek Ross

ASP Liason Officer

First Peoples Development Inc.

Noah Wilson

Senior Business Development Manager 

Indigenous Entrepreneur Start-up Program (IESP)

Andrew Thunder

Director of Corporate Responsibility

The North West Company

  • Pathways to Self Determination Conference and Trade Show
    Pathways to Self Determination Conference and Trade Show
    Tue, Apr 02
    Apr 02, 2024, 8:00 a.m. CDT – Apr 03, 2024, 4:00 p.m. CDT
    Winnipeg, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3, Canada
    Explore the Power Within: Join us at the Pathways to Self-Determination Conference and Trade Show, where empowerment meets innovation! Uncover the keys to personal and professional growth through inspiring speakers, interactive workshops, and cutting-edge exhibits.

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Shay-Ann Scott-Jolicoeur

Vice President Marketing

University of Manitoba Indigenous Commerce Students

I am so grateful I was able to participate and witness such inspiring and determined Indigenous people speak about community success, their own success, and how through self determination we can become successful.

John H.

Regional Manager Indigenous Banking

TD Bank

It was a great event filled with knowledge and networking. 

Rayel Smoke


Nina Waste Events

The conference was so impactful and all the speakers were wonderful!
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