Jamie is a visionary from Opaskwayak Cree Nation who is passionate about building bridges between First Nations and business communities, as a pathway to a strong and prosperous economic future for all.
With a background as an educator, an elite military Ranger, industry executive and as Manitoba's Treaty Commissioner, Jamie is uniquely positioned to lead the province's economic portfolio as the Deputy Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade. GET is primarily responsible for implementing the Government of Manitoba’s ten point economic plan and ensuring results in economic development policy and program decisions.
Jamie’s greatest leadership strengths are as a facilitator and relationship builder where his calm and thoughtful demeanor enables him to navigate complex discussions and often highly charged situations, to positive and successful outcomes. Jamie is passionate about bridging the gap between First Nations and business communities, to help create greater educational opportunities, joint ventures and partnerships.
On Ancestral lands, he is an award-winning environmentalist and survivalist who teaches the traditional ways of land navigation, and subsistence living. He has also long advocated for the equality of women in ceremony and in leadership.
Jamie earned his B.A. at the University of Winnipeg and his M.Ed. Administration from the University of Manitoba. He also holds a U.S Multi-Subject Teaching Credential from California State University and possesses K-12 teaching experience in public school systems: on-reserve and U.S. charter schools. Jamie also holds an ICD.D designation from Rotman School of Management and graduated from the Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jamie Wilson is now the Vice President of Indigenous Strategy & Business Development at Red River College Polytechnic.
Creating business opportunities with First Nations communities
The Immersive Stories program will offer participants a first-hand opportunity to gain more knowledge and understanding about multi-layered socio-cultural identities and lived experiences. This will contribute to an enhanced skillset that will help them to regularly check their personal, social and cultural assumptions, and manage quick conclusions and judgments. This in turn will contribute to our efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive College environment for students and faculty.
Register to attend this Immersive Stories session.
In order to create a safe and brave space for presenters and participants, only the introductions of the presentations will be recorded.
Tuesday, October 18th, 12 - 1pm
Location: Immersion Room, eTV Studio (NDC) & Online
Story Teller: Jamie Wilson
Host: Dayna Graham