On the morning of June 20, 2017, Christopher J. Gunning of the US Consulate and delegates met with Leadership of Fisher River Cree Nation. Among others in attendance was Sam Murdock, Director of Operations and Randy Councillor, Executive Director of Fisher River Economic Development Corporation.
Discussions between Leadership and the Consul ranged from issues with the renegotiations by the Trump administration of the NAFTA Agreement and how it could impact the fishing industry in Manitoba and others related to harvest.
Also discussed was potential business partnerships with the Native American Tribes in the United States. Mr. Gunning expressed that many US based businesses as well as the Native American Tribes are willing to work and partner with progressive First Nation Communities in Canada such as Fisher River.
Leadership expressed a desire to partner in such business sectors such as Communications, Solar, and Manufacturing to name a few.
ABOUT THE US CONSULATE
The U.S. Consulate in Winnipeg was formally opened by Ambassador Paul Cellucci in December, 2001. Our primary functions are to promote business and trade relationships between the United States and Canada that will facilitate bilateral economic growth, and to work with Manitobans on political and economic issues of mutual interest.
The U.S. Consulate in Winnipeg represents the U.S. Government in the Province of Manitoba. The mission is headed by the Consul, who is the senior accredited representative of the U.S. Government in Manitoba.