Aboriginal/Industry Engagement: A First Nations Consultant's Perspective is a presentation delivered by Dion Arnouse at the Expanding Our Knowledge Conference on April 15, 2013.
Dion Arnouse is the founding CEO of 2Badgers Consulting Inc., an Aboriginal owned and operated consulting company. Prior to founding his company, he served as a member of the RCMP for 22 years where he spent the majority of his career implementing proactive initiatives in First Nations communities. In this capacity, Dion was responsible for enacting a multitude of health and safety initiatives in collaboration with the bands. It is with this experience, and great sense of gratitude to his own family and community, that he now spends his time advocating for the betterment of First Nations communities throughout Western Canada so that more Aboriginal youth have the opportunity and capacity to realize their dreams. Dion was born and raised in the Secwepemc (Shuswap) territory and is a proud member of the Little Shuswap Indian Band.