by Jake Cardinal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
(ANNews) – Amber-Dawn Boudreau, a member of the Red Rock Indian Band, has been announced as the new Vice President of Engagement at the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC).
“I am inspired by the AIOC’s historical and impactful mandate and am honoured to join the AIOC team,” said Amber. “I’m looking forward to expanding and strengthening our presence and relationships across Alberta and continuing to drive economic growth and prosperity in Indigenous communities.”
The AIOC is a company that works with Indigenous groups looking to invest in natural resource projects and extraction — Boudreau’s role is the first point of contact for said groups.
“Amber’s hiring is exemplary of the growth of the AIOC since its inception in October of 2019, with the mandate to facilitate Indigenous investment and job creation in Alberta,” said Andrew Myers, account coordinator at Brookline Public Relations.
Alicia Dubois, Chief Executive Officer at the AIOC, said “We are thrilled to have Amber join us as we expand our engagement efforts with Indigenous communities in Alberta. Amber will actively engage with and support Indigenous communities and the economic ecosystem so that the AIOC is positioned to advance Indigenous investments in Alberta’s natural resource sectors. The AIOC is committed to advancing Indigenous communities and prosperity across the province and Amber will energize our commitment by working closely with and supporting our key Indigenous partners as they work to develop strong business partnerships and investment opportunities.”