Investing in Reconciliation: Strategies for Pension Funds to Support Indigenous Rights and the Growth of the Indigenous Economy

Investing in Reconciliation: Strategies for Pension Funds to Support Indigenous Rights and the Growth of the Indigenous Economy

November 23, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMOnline - Central Time Zone
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments Format: Web

An Online Session Hosted by CPBI Manitoba

As major stewards of financial capital in Canada, pension funds are well positioned to be catalysts for the advancement of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. This one-hour live webinar is hosted by CPBI Manitoba in collaboration with the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII). Join us to learn about why reconciliation matters to investment governance, and how pension funds can tangibly contribute to Indigenous rights respect and the growth of the Indigenous economy. This session will draw from case studies on reconciliation-informed investment policies and practices, and applied research conducted by RRII.



Our Presenters:

Katie Wheatley, M.A.
Manager, Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative, SHARE

Katie Wheatley is the Manager of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII), a partnership between SHARE and NATOA that aims to align capital markets with Indigenous values, rights, and ways of knowing. SHARE is a leading not-for-profit organization in responsible investment services, research, and education.

Prior to joining SHARE, Katie worked in intergovernmental affairs for various First Nations in Western Canada, including the Musqueam Indian Band and the Mikisew Cree First Nation, to support the protection of their Aboriginal rights and title and enhance environmental conservation. Previously, she worked to advance social development and reconciliation through conducting research and furthering grassroots community initiatives at several non-profit organizations, a private family foundation, and a municipal government in Eastern Canada.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Joint Honours International Development and Anthropology from McGill University, as well as a Master of Arts in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Saskatchewan.



Mark Sevestre, B.Comm.
Senior Advisor and Founding Member, National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA)

Mark is Haudenosaunee Mohawk and resides in the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation Territory in Ontario. Mark is currently leading the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative in partnership with SHARE, which is linking Indigenous values to Indigenous investing as well as helping non-Indigenous Investors utilize their portfolios to achieve the goals of reconciliation in Canada. Mark is an Advisory Board Member of First Peoples Worldwide at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 Since 1999, Mark also currently serves as the General Manager of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Community Trust. Mark has previously served as the Branch/Financial Services Manager for the Bank of Montreal and opened a full-service bank branch within the Onyota’aka (Oneida) First Nation near London, Ontario in 1995. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mount Allison University, NB (1991) and began his working career within the Federal Government and coaching the Mount Allison Mounties Football team.

In 2006, Mark was one of three founding members of the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association. Serving in several roles, including Board Member, Committee Chairman and President. NATOA is a charitable organization dedicated to providing knowledge and capacity building on trust funds and investment for Indigenous communities.

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Member$25.00 CDN$25.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Member$25.00 CDN$25.00 CDN
Associate Member$25.00 CDN$25.00 CDN
Student Membership$25.00 CDN -
Non Member$65.00 CDN$65.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy
This program qualifies for 1 CE credit with the Insurance Council of Saskatchewan and the Institute of Advanced Financial Education - Advocis.
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