For 18+ years Jade Harper has focused her efforts on community program development and event management with specialized skills in the areas of communications, community mobilization, engagement and event planning. As a Cree Anishinaabe woman from Peguis First Nations (Treaty 1), living in Winnipeg, Jade incorporates Indigenous knowledge and culture into her work to ensure that the processes she facilitates are celebratory and respectful of Indigenous communities and peoples. She continues to do this by delivering compelling and relevant programs to First Nation, Metis, and Inuit artist entrepreneurs and industry across Western Canada. The Indigenous Music Export Program strengthens connections and generates opportunities in business capacity and export for Indigenous peoples in music through showcase and professional development opportunities. In 2019 Jade joined the FACTOR Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, a national collective that examines the organizations policies, programs, and outcomes. Jade organized a panel discussion at January Music Meeting 2020 called ‘Indigenous is Not A Genre’, a conversation about how Indigenous peoples are labeled in the music industry.