Advancing a new model for genuine Indigenous partnerships

February 28, 2017

Advancing a new model for genuine Indigenous partnerships: economic development as a catalyst for economic and social success.

A critical pillar in the Truth and Reconciliation process is the need to build economic independence among Indigenous communities. Given the limitations of federal government funding and the Indian Act, it’s critical to bring lasting economic and social improvements to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities via innovative economic development initiatives where the community has genuine “skin in the game.” Realizing that First Nations represent an emerging economic market right in Canada’s backyard is a mind-frame that can catalyze the private sector to step in and partner with Nations in economic development, providing the building blocks for additional social, cultural and judicial advancements at the grass roots level.

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