Dean Montgomery Indigenous Initiatives Inc

Dean is a member of the Metis Nation of Cree descent offering more than 25 years of leadership in Indigenous economic development, and executive advisory experience in the high voltage electrical generation, transmission and distribution, and renewable energy; and has worked on project development with over 150 First Nation communities and Indigenous leaders across Canada. He specializes in developing and structuring new business partnerships, community project development, procurement policies, Impact Benefit Agreements, and Indigenous inclusion strategies and is the co-founder and CEO of Indigenous Initiatives Inc. and Sunspear Renewables.

Dean is passionate about collaborative economic development between Indigenous Communities, corporate Canada, government, academia and not-for-profits that respects the cultures and values of Indigenous people. He has a strong history of creating profitable business growth and fostering ESG between First Nations and corporations across Canada; while helping Indigenous communities and businesses realize an increased volume of business activity with further involvement and ownership in large scale business opportunities.

Dean and his wife Geena Jackson Montgomery (Shíshálh Nation) are the owners and producers of the Bears’ Lair TV show featured on Aboriginal People Television Network (APTN) and the founders and implementors of the Bears’ Lair Youth Entrepreneur Dream Camps. The Nation-wide camps provide Industry the opportunity to engage with First Nation communities by sponsoring 25 Indigenous Youth ages 12 to 18 with opportunities to explore the world of small business, life as an entrepreneur and ways to pave their path to self-reliance. They reside between Vancouver, BC and Hamilton, ON and have four boys that keep them busy in their downtime.