Native Government Workers Gather In Saskatoon

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 15:12



The 15th annual Aboriginal Government Employees Network conference begins in Saskatoon today.


Around 400 Aboriginal government workers attend the AGEN conference each year and discuss issues important to their workplaces.


One of the organizers, Larry Richard, says one of the goals of the conference is networking.


Richard says re-enforcing culture at the conference is also very important, because he says Aboriginal culture is lost every day.


The theme this year is looking at how Aboriginal people can play a major role in the economy.


Richard notes the Aboriginal population is young and growing, and there are lots of available jobs.


The delegates will hear from keynote speakers such as former national chief Ovide Mercredi, as well as government leaders.


The conference runs three days.