March 7, 2023

Lanny Der

Government of Alberta, Director, Aboriginal Economic Partnerships. Indigenous mediation, negotiation and consultation; Program design and training; Legal consultant.

Lanny Der has worked with provincial and federal governments, Indigenous non-profit organizations, educational institutions and the oil and gas industry. He has exceptional understanding of “duty to consult” with experience in mediation and negotiation, and has knowledge of the current legal climate and many landmark cases affecting rights-based arguments.   

As a consultant, Lanny spent 6 years supporting various initiatives such developing an Indigenous Healing Lodge in Central Alberta, developing the business case for a Metis Cultural Centre near Smoky Lake (Metis Crossing). 

Spending 5 years at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) as a manager, Lanny assisted Indigenous communities to assess their training needs, develop training strategies, facilitate industry and government involvement, and design, facilitate and coordinate delivery of customized trades related training programs in their communities. 

Lanny spent 6 years as a Director with the Government of Alberta, assisting and supporting Indigenous communities to develop and implement economic development initiatives, leading to increased economic capacity and self-sufficiency.   

Currently, Lanny is semi-retired but is still involved with a First Nation community in north central Alberta developing their Justice Strategy, including the Indigenous Court Work Program, developing a Healing to Wellness Court Concept, facilitating the development of Community Safety Plans, and related initiatives.   

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