Our Partners

Cheryl Cardinal

Cheryl Cardinal

Cheryl Cardinal has spent close to 20 years working with various First Nations communities nationally in the area of energy and resources, education, research as well as program and economic development. Her work has been focused on addressing many barriers First Nations face in energy and resource development today. Cheryl is currently the President/CEO of the Indigenous Center of Energy based out of the Sucker Creek Cree Nation in Alberta with a sub-office in Calgary. She works with Indigenous people globally to support and foster mutually beneficial relationships for Indigenous communities and the energy sector. Through her company, Cheryl works cooperatively with Indigenous representatives from the United States, Australia, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Canada through her Indigenous Advisory Committee. These key Indigenous peoples are leaders in their countries representing key values that are important to Indigenous peoples globally.

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Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne works to incorporate an Aboriginal worldview while bringing First Nations, industry and government together to design new approaches for sustainable, inclusive development. Carol Anne brings project management experience across industries in resource management, governance, and regional development.
She is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics – a Global Power Shift’ and has been an instructor at Camosun Business School Leadership Program as well as at Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development Program, the University of Winnipeg’s Masters in Community Planning Program and most recently with the Banff Center’s Indigenous Business Program where she is also currently a Fleck Fellow.
Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO of Transformation International an award winning Social and Economic development company. Carol Anne is a recognized leading First Nation’s business entrepreneur with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is from the Nuu chah nulth Nation on Vancouver Island.
Carol Anne was recently appointed as a senior advisor to the Federal Finance Minister on the Canadian Economic Growth Council. Carol Anne currently serves on the Canadian Community Economic Development Network Board and has recently been appointed to the McGill University Institute of Canadian Studies. Carol Anne has served as Director on the Vancouver Island Investment Fund, the World Fisheries Trust, the Victoria Community Micro Lending Society, Community Social Planning Council, the First Nations Health Authority and served for 9 years on Council of Hesquiaht First Nation

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