The Indigenous economy in Canada is currently estimated to be around $32 billion, but its growth is outpacing the overall national economy. Furthermore, the Indigenous youth population is set to reach 1 million by 2027 and is growing at four times the national average. For undeniable reasons based on reconciliation and justice, and for others based purely in economics, it is imperative for Canada to strengthen and support the Indigenous economy. Economic empowerment of Indigenous communities, businesses and entrepreneurs is not just the right thing to do, it’s in all Canadians’ economic best interest.
This series, supported by the Indigenomics Institute, presents the voices and perspectives of Indigenous leaders, financiers, entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders, including non-Indigenous ones, to lay out the priorities and roles Canadian governments, corporate Canada, investors, academic institutions and Indigenous actors themselves must play to grow a strong and resilient Indigenous economy in Canada.
- The Indigenous Economy is Canada’s Next Economic Powerhouse Carol Anne Hilton Founder & CEO - The Indigenomics Institute
- Growing a $100 Billion Aboriginal Economy
- Renewable Energy and Reconciliation: Clean Energy’s Impact on Indigenous Communities David Isaac President - W Dusk Energy Group
- Indigenous Economic Growth Depends on Banks Serving First Nations’ Needs Keith Martell President & CEO - First Nations Bank of Canada
- Indigenous Business Success is Canada’s Success Carol Anne Hilton Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister - Advisory Council on Economic Growth
- Aboriginal Business is Growing Faster Than the Canadian Economy JP Gladu President & CEO - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
- The Future of the Aboriginal Economy
- Mining Companies Benefit from Long-term Relationships With First Nations Bruce McIvor Principal - First Peoples Law
- Canadian Indigenous Communities & Mining Companies: Realities, progress and expectations Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan Grand Chief & President - Gwich’in Tribal Council
- Indigenous Diversity at All Levels of the Energy Industry Opens Doors JP Gladu President & CEO - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
- Indigenous Communities are Taking Ownership Stakes in the High-tech Mining Sector Hans Matthews President - Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association