La Ronge Ready To Host National Conference

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 14:38



Delegates from across the country are arriving in La Ronge today for a national conference on the issue of Aboriginal employment.


This is the first time in its 29-year history that the Interprovincial Association on Native Employment has held its national gathering in northern Saskatchewan.


Conference coordinator Denise D’Amour is expecting 100 people to take part in the three-day event, which officially kicks off tomorrow.


D’Amour says a meeting like this is an ideal way for industry types and other employers to share ideas about how best to incorporate Aboriginal people into their workforce.


D’Amour says it’s becoming clear to both the private and public sector that hiring Aboriginal people is no longer an option — it’s a necessity.


D’Amour says groups like Cameco and Kitsaki Management will use the conference to share how they’ve managed to make their Aboriginal employment strategies work.


There’s still time to register for this week’s event. Anyone interested can simply call 425-5505 for more information.