Annie Johnson, UINR’s financial officer recently attended the annual Aboriginal Financial Officers Association’s (AFOA) conference in Vancouver, BC. Here is her report. “This conference is getting bigger and better every year! There were aboriginal finance employees from all over Canada, and I was glad to see more local people there this year than ever before. Every year, attendance records are broken as more organizations are seeing how strong a force the association is. The organization and the conference is growing in size and popularity as more and more Chiefs, CEO’s, CFO’s, and band managers are realizing that it is important for their financial officers to know what’s going on and it’s important that they do too!”

Annie says “As far as conferences go, it was awesome! We were even served Haagen Dazs ice cream bars for snacks! All the material presented at the conference was extremely educational, easy to understand and grasp. The presenters were engaging, the venue was fabulous, and Vancouver is a very pretty city. Next year it’s set to take place in Quebec. Maybe I’ll see you there!”


From UINR Marten – Vol.3. Issue.1 – Spring 2007