January 31 – February 05, 2016
Best Practices in Indigenous Business and
Building effective economic policy will help achieve more successful, sustainable, and self-determined economic activity. In this program, fundamental issues of governance, such as the creation of culturally appropriate governmental institutions and the role of Indigenous leaders in effectively planning, creating, and promoting economic policy for self-determined Indigenous development will be examined. Having determined these foundations, the program will shift focus to the realities of doing business with Indigenous communities, Indigenous-owned companies and institutions, and individual Indigenous entrepreneurs.
What does the program offer?
- Review of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
- Nation-building: tools, policies, and leadership for Indigenous governments
- Rethinking Indigenous economic policy; insights and implications
- Case study presentations of “Best Practices” in Indigenous economic policy and Indigenous governance made by invited representatives
- Taking steps towards Nation-building: asserting self-governance, building institutions, setting strategic direction, and taking action through strong leadership
- Separating politics and business – a community necessity
- Community economics model from an Indigenous perspective
- All aspects of community economic development and business planning
- Financing Indigenous economic ventures
Who should register?
- First Nations, Métis, and Inuit economic development corporations and officers
- Leaders responsible for the political and economic future of their Nation – executive, legislative, and programmatic
- Leaders who are in the forefront, developing a local economy by assisting businesses and economic development in their communities, organizations, and commercial enterprises
- Anyone interested in Indigenous business and economic development opportunities
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2016
For more information please contact:
Phone (888) 255-6327