Lunch & Learn: PR From a First Nations Perspective

Date: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018                                                                                                        Time: 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.                                                                                                    Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Boardroom, Prince George

Join current Lheidli T’enneh Band Councilor Dolleen Logan and former McLeod Lake Indian Band Chief Derek Orr in conversation with Northern Lights member Kevin Brown, APR, FCPRS about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to engagement with First Nations. Whether your PR work is Aboriginal Relations with a proposed new mine or pipeline, outreach on behalf of a government agency or consultation with First Nations on behalf of a public or private sector organization, sooner or later you will be asked to contact a First Nation.  Talk about intimidating!  Dolleen and Derek will lower your PR stress and share some of their ‘Tips and Best Practices for Successful PR With First Nations’.

The session will take place at the Regional District of Fraser Fort George in the Board Room at 12 Noon.

Live streaming is available for this event. See the Facebook event or email cprsnl@gmail.com for more information.

Please RSVP for this event no later than the end of business on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and let us know whether you will be attending via live streaming or in person.

About the Speakers

dolleenloganDolleen Logan is in her second term on the Lheidli T’enneh Band Council. She was born and raised in Prince George and has been the Lead Executive Assistant to Chief, Council and the Executive Director for six years. In her ten years working with the Lheidli T’enneh, Dolleen has worked closely with the Lheidli T’enneh Treaty Process and has come to know most Lheidli T’enneh members living both on reserve and elsewhere.

 

 

derekorrDerek Orr started with Carrier Lumber Ltd. on June 05, 2017 as their Business Development Manager. He has extensive knowledge in First Nations Governance and Politics, Partnerships and Community Development.  Derek’s main duties at Carrier Lumber are to assist the President, CFO, and Woodlands Manager in fiber acquisition, First Nations relationship development and new business opportunities.

kevinbrownKevin Brown is the President of Kevin Brown Communications (KBC), a full-service public relations firm he started in 2003.  Prior to starting KBC, Kevin was the Communications & Community Relations Manager for the Northern Forest Products Association (NFPA). For almost 9 years Kevin guided an award-winning community relations program aimed at keeping people in Northern BC communities better informed about challenges, opportunities and key issues facing the forest industry. Kevin worked on the high-profile Mountain Pine Beetle public awareness campaign which was launched in September 1999.

Kevin began his public relations career in 1993 as a Regional Government Communications Officer for the Province of BC. Before embarking on his PR career, he spent over 9 years as a journalist for CBC Radio News. His start in radio news came in Prince George in 1983 when he joined the newsroom of CJCI.

Kevin has been a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) since 1999. In 2003, he received his Certificate of Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). In 2010, Kevin received the Diamond Jubilee Award as CPRS Mentor of The Year which recognized his assistance to new public relations practitioners and promotion of CPRS in Northern British Columbia.

In 2012, Kevin was inducted into the CPRS College of Fellows (FCPRS) which recognized his 20+ years in PR and for his leadership in contributing to the betterment of the profession. In May 2013, Kevin received a Life Membership in the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) in appreciation for his dedication and exemplary service to the association.

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