An initiative of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and Faculty of Law
The National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development is directed in collaboration with leaders from Indigenous communities, business and government. The program will help to advance and share knowledge of best business practices, economic enablers, and institutional mechanisms to foster Indigenous economic development across the country.
Indigenous businesses and communities throughout Canada have tremendous potential to revitalize regional economies, contribute to national prosperity, and strategically move forward on their respective agendas with respect to governance, cultural protection, and sustainable community development.
Canada's future is dependent on the well-being of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous communities. Unlocking the potential for economic development in light of the foregoing requires careful consideration and an understanding of the structural barriers to capital investment and economic growth.
The NCIED is made possible through generous funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, EnCana Corporation, and BC Hydro.