National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development

Indigenous leaders at an Ideafest event

Visiting Indigenous Leaders

Visiting Indigenous Leaders (L-R) Mr. Arthur Mercer (with Dr. David Suzuki), Guujaaw and Ovide Mercredi with NCIED Director Miles Richardson (sitting).

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Brave Spirits on New Paths

Explore the road to Indigenous economic reconciliation in this short animated video, created from our 2017 Ideafest event.

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Canadian Indigenous Economic Growth Stakeholders

Positioned to promote positive and productive dialogue between stakeholder groups, the NCIED advances integrative and innovative economic change.

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Community-Based Economic Development Workshops

The workshops provide hands-on experience for Indigenous leaders to choose economic development tailored to the self-defined goals of their communities.

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Wise practices

The concept of “wise practices” suggests there is not one best practice that will be successful for every Indigenous nation and community.

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Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACE) Program

The ACE entrepreneurial training program, delivered in community, encompasses collaboration, social innovation and positive cultural identity.

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Gustavson School of Business and Faculty of Law

Welcome! Canada's future is dependent on the well-being of Indigenous Nations and their communities.

The National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), an initiative of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and Faculty of Law, focuses on independent and collaborative research, building capacity for economic development in Indigenous nations and their communities, and serving as a convenor of partnerships to sustain research and action.

The NCIED is here to enable Indigenous peoples to develop their own economies and their own approaches to economic self-sufficiency, sustainability and success. In collaboration with leaders from Indigenous governments, other governments and business, our goal is to advance Indigenous economic innovation and economic health throughout Canada, on a foundation of strong Indigenous government within a framework that reflects traditional knowledge and respect for Indigenous peoples and their cultures.

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria, including the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development, stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

We encourage you to engage in our commitment to maximize conditions across Canada for Indigenous economic strength and resilience.

Capacity building

Capacity building

Through education and training, we seek to contribute to the development of the next generation of Indigenous business leaders.

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Wise practices

Wise practices

“Wise practices” expand traditional best practices models to include local and Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and experiences.

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Practical tools

Resource hub

The resource hub is a repository to share knowledge, expertise and “wise practices” capable of keeping up with the pace of change in a complex and dynamic environment.

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