A b o u t   N e w   N a t i o n

NewNation is a progressive and professional consulting firm that provides professional consulting services to both Indigenous nations seeking to create sustainable economic prosperity within their communities, as well as to private sector companies seeking to do the socially responsible thing by engaging Indigenous nations for the purpose of long-term economic development.

As an independent entity, NewNation is focused on creating long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships between private sector companies and Indigenous Nations, with the specific focus of advancing Nation-building. NewNation’s team has a breadth of experience in solution-oriented advisory services, and our personnel has considerable experience in Indigenous inclusion and procurement, as well as in private sector enterprise and development. NewNation has long-standing and active connections with various levels of government, numerous Indigenous communities, and within various private sector industries, including energy, natural resources, and construction.

Our Team

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Wilfred Jimmy

Chief Executive Officer

Wilfred has 25+ years of experience in financial management, risk assessment, economic development strategy, Indigenous inclusion strategy, and Indigenous engagement as Account Manager and Regional Manager at several prestigious financial institutions across Canada, including Affinity Credit Union, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), and TD Canada Trust (TD). Wilfred also has extensive experience as Consultant to private sector companies, as well as to several Indigenous Chiefs and councils, including his home community of Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. Wilfred will work closely with you to provide exceptional strategic, financial and operational services tailored to your specific needs.

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Albert Derocher

Chief Operating Officer

Albert has 25+ years of experience in business and economic development strategy, Indigenous inclusion strategy, financial management and procurement, and Indigenous governance, administration, and engagement as General Manager of FDB Holdings, Economic Development Coordinator for Flying Dust First Nation and Agency Chiefs Tribal Council, and as a Consultant. Albert is also a board member for the Boreal Community Advisory Board, on the Board of Directors for First Nations Power Authority and Community Futures Beaver River, and he acts as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for Muskoday First Nation Economic Development Authority Inc. Albert will assist in facilitating and developing frameworks for mutually successful partnerships, as well as in providing first-rate economic development strategies, and insight into Indigenous governance & administration to ensure the removal of barriers to shared prosperity.

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Alicia Groenewald

Operations Coordinator

Alicia has 10+ years of experience in client relations, client services, and administration. Alicia is experienced as a Finance Manager across various industries. Alicia holds a certificate in Business Administration, along with a degree in International Studies with a minor in Psychology. Throughout her period of study, Alicia's academic studies were particularly focused on Economic Development and Indigenous Inclusion. Her work experience, combined with the economic and cultural knowledge she has gained through her education will allow her to support the project team by providing assistance in stakeholder relations, and general project and administrative coordination.

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Lucy Lax

Business Development

Hold tight, her profile's coming soon!

Board of Directors

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Dustin Bartsch

Dustin has 20+ years of experience in construction, project coordination, and project management as General Contractor, Project Manager, Manager, and President in the construction and industrial industries. In 2009, Dustin received his Chartered Accountant designation with Hergott Duval Stack LLP, and he has since had over 10 years of experience in accounting as Certified Professional Accountant, Financial Consultant, and Chief Financial Officer. In addition to holding the position of Chief Financial Officer at Threeosix Industrial, Dustin also freelances as a Financial Consultant and sits on the board for Renew Development Co-Operative (Saskatoon). Dustin will support the team at NewNation with project execution by providing exceptional general and financial advisory services.

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Scott Longmuir

Scott has 15+ years of experience in construction, engineering, project management, risk management, quality management systems, contract administration, and Indigenous Inclusion as Civil Engineering Technologist, Project Manager, Owner/Manager, General Contractor, and Sponsor across various industry sectors. Scott has a passion, and a proven track-record, for creating opportunities for private industry to engage Indigenous nations in a socially responsible manner, and he will work closely with the team at NewNation throughout the term of every project in order to ensure mutual success for all parties involved.

Our Mission Statement

To advance economic development and Nation-building by facilitating long-term,

sustainable business opportunities for Indigenous Nations.

Our Values

Accountability

We will conduct business in a manner that keeps us accountable to Indigenous nations, and to our goal of assisting them in nation-building for the long-term.

Trust

We will establish trust with both Indigenous nations and the private sector, while also fostering trust between them.

Transparency

We will remain completely unbiased and open in our dealings with both Indigenous nations and the private sector.

Equal Opportunity

We will create equal opportunity for Indigenous nations to improve their circumstances and break the cycle of poverty.

Let us be your trusted partners in generating, implementing, and facilitating impactful business opportunities.

We acknowledge, and are grateful, that our corporate and head offices are situated within Treaty 6 territory, the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples.

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