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#IIS2015: Indigenous Innovation Summit – Nov 18-20

November 16, 2015

If you haven’t noticed yet, The Winnipeg Boldness Project has been plugging the Indigenous Innovation Summit, to be held here in Winnipeg on Nov 18 – 20, quite a bit. That’s because we’re very excited about this awesome event taking place this week!

The summit is truly first of it’s kind, created with the purpose of promoting Indigenous innovation from across the country, with an emphasis on local efforts in our great city. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the field of innovation and the great projects and initiatives that are happening in our city.

The Winnipeg Boldness Project has the great opportunity of sharing some of the tools we’ve learned over the last year by hosting a 2-day solutions lab at the event. This solutions lab will take participants through the process of a social innovation lab, while using real life challenges and opportunities in the North End of Winnipeg as the subject matter. It’s going to be a very cool session that will ultimately help to influence our work as a project.

There will also be countless speakers attending to share their knowledge, including (but not limited to): Justice Murray Sinclair, Wab Kinew, Michael Champagne, Stephen Kakfwi, Tina Keeper, Mayor Brian Bowman, and also #wpgboldness project director, Diane Roussin, just to name a few.

Check out for more information on confirmed speakers and how to purchase tickets. If you’re not able to attend daytime sessions, there is an evening event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on the Thursday evening that is only $10 to attend or free for survivors.

The future is Indigenous. Be a part of it.