Expanding the Circle: First Nations Economic Reconciliation

On Wednesday, November 8 at the University of Winnipeg, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB), in partnership with the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Public Policy Forum (PPF), presented Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Can Mean for First Nations and Canada. […]

Dr. Marie Delorme Joins Order of Canada

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board would like to extend its most heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Marie Delorme for being named to the Order of Canada. Dr. Delorme is CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University, and PhD from the […]

Expanding the Circle: Métis Economic Reconciliation

On Wednesday, November 8 at the University of Winnipeg, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB), in partnership with the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Public Policy Forum (PPF), presented Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Can Mean for the Métis Nation and […]

The Board Welcomes Back Chief Clarence Louie

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board is pleased to welcome back Chief Clarence Louie, Chief, Osoyoos Indian Band, who has been appointed as Chairperson to the Board. Chief Clarence Louie believes that socio-economic development is a prerequisite for First Nation self-reliance and will facilitate a return to our working culture – the self-supporting lifestyle of […]

Chief Terrance Paul and Chief Clarence Louie Join the Order of Canada

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board would like to extend its most heartfelt congratulations to Chief Terrance Paul and Chief Clarence Louie for being named to the Order of Canada. Chief Terrance Paul was awarded the Order of Canada in November 2017. He has served as Chief of the Membertou First Nation for the past […]

Letter to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on Third-Party Management

Recently, a third-party manager was accused of diverting millions from the Kashechewan First Nation, one of Canada’s most impoverished First Nations. In light of this abuse, the Board wishes to reiterate that the existing Default Management and Prevention Policy hurts the communities it is supposed to help because it increases financial hardship on reserve and […]

Recommendations Report on Improving Access to Capital for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Our most recent report, Recommendations Report on Improving Access to Capital for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, is based on a study that Waterstone Strategies recently produced for our Board. The Waterstone Strategies report, entitled First Nations and Inuit Access to Capital for Economic Development, Business and Infrastructure: A Quantitative Assessment of the Access and the […]

The NIEDB Publishes its Annual Report for 2016-2017

Ottawa, Ontario – 13 September 2017 – The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) released its 2016-2017 Annual Report today. The Board achieved a number of important milestones this year which have contributed to ensuring that federal policies and programs are well aligned with the goals of fostering the economic growth of First Nations, Inuit, […]

Statement on the 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP

Ten years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The National Indigenous Economic Board congratulates the Government of Canada for now fully supporting the declaration without qualification. The Board acknowledges the recent steps taken by the Government of Canada to implement UNDRIP; however, much […]

Recommendations for improving First Nations access to Indian Moneys

In June 2015, the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples recommended that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada convene a national roundtable with the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) and other First Nations organizations to explore ways to facilitate First Nations access to Indian moneys. In response to this recommendation the NIEDB held the Roundtable […]