KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation

January 26, 2015 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: KAQUO, a Groundbreaking Joint Venture Between Indigenous Canadian Communities and a London Stock Exchange-Listed Company, to Hold Inaugural Economic Development Summit

Exclusive event in Edmonton to promote economic development in the Metis and Canadian aboriginal communities

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 26, 2015) -

WHAT: KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation (KAQUO), a joint venture between several of the Métis Settlements of northwest Alberta and Active Energy Group Plc, a London Stock Exchange-listed company, is holding the first KAQUO Métis Settlements Economic Development Summit at The Oasis Centre in Edmonton on Tuesday 27 January 2015.
Attendees include leaders and members of the Alberta Métis communities, guests from other Métis, First Nations and Canadian aboriginal groups, and senior international executives from Active Energy Group.
WHY: The private event - entitled 'Working Together to Better Our Communities' - unites key decision makers and stakeholders from across Canada to promote long-term sustainable economic development on Métis Settlements and other aboriginal lands in an equitable, environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive manner.
WHEN: Tuesday 27 January 2015
9:00am-4:30pm
(Networking Reception 4:30-6:00pm)
WHERE: The Oasis Centre
10930 177 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB
WHO: Tom Jackson OC (Famed Canadian First Nations actor and philanthropist; event host and featured speaker)
Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson (Grand Chief of British Columbia for Life; former Chief of Westbank First Nation; Chairman, KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation)
Iner Gauchier (Chairman of Peavine Métis Settlement; Director, KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation)
Greg Calliou (Chairman of Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement; Director, KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation)
Gerald Cunningham (Chairman of East Prairie Métis Settlement; Director, KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation)
Richard Spinks (CEO of Active Energy Group Plc; President and CEO of KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation; one of the world's leading experts at identifying and commercialising under-valued natural resources owned or controlled by disenfranchised indigenous peoples)

Media will be required to check-in upon arrival and provide media accreditation.

To confirm your registration, please contact Kristen McAdam at kmcadam@brooklinepr.com.

EDITOR'S NOTES & CONTACT INFORMATION

About KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation:

KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Development Corporation (www.kaquo.com) is a joint venture between several of the Métis Settlements of northwest Alberta and Active Energy Group Plc (www.active-energy.com), an international timber products firm listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The company was formed to commercialise the natural resources on the Métis lands in an equitable, environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive manner, and to encourage long-term sustainable economic development and employment within the Métis communities.

KAQUO's first project is to commercialise the c250,000 hectares of forestry assets on the Métis Settlements, which it estimates contain some 35 million m3 of merchantable timber; and it is working with international investors on a number of innovative commercial schemes to monetise this valuable resource for the benefit of the local communities; while simultaneously improving infrastructure, education, healthcare and community facilities.

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