Brian Payer is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) and operates
Brian Payer and Associates, a consulting company that focuses on
business development, market enhancement and strategic economic
development primarily with Aboriginal individuals, corporations and
Brtian has extensive experience in the private and public sectors.
He has owned and operated a mid-sized manufacturing business enterprise
for over 11 years and has worked extensively with First Nations and
Aboriginal entrepreneurs to assist with the establishment and effective
implementation of a wide range of businesses. Brian has held a number of
significant positions relating to Aboriginal Economic Development
including: Advisory member of the Western Aboriginal Board overseeing
the Canadian Aboriginal Economic Development Strategy; selection
committee member in Toronto for the first Aboriginal Achievement Awards
in 1994 as well as served at the community level on a number of
Aboriginal Boards relating to education, economic development and
advanced business learning.