General Manager, Communities and Communications, Aluminum
On behalf of Rio Tinto, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this fourth edition of the Convention, bringing together education actors from all walks of life and whose goal, and how important, is First Peoples academic success.
As a partner since the beginning, we have seen the Convention evolve and grow and saw its impact, both during the activity as with the publication of each subsequent journal. This convention is a unique opportunity for the various actors present, including teachers, researchers, managers and students, to come together and share their best practices, to discuss challenges, but also the successes dotting the academic careers of Indigenous students.
This year’s theme, Further Together, is particularly relevant to me because it expresses a unifying vision in which everyone must make an effort for the good of the community. This is also what we want to accomplish: working hand-in-hand with the organizations in the field to fulfill our commitment to two of the most important elements of our community partnership strategy in Canada: namely education and support to First Peoples.
We sincerely believe that whenever a young person finds the path of academic success, it is the whole of society that benefits from it.
Thank you for contributing to the success of our youth and have an excellent convention!