The Board Welcomes Its Newest Member – Darlene Bernard

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board is pleased to welcome Darlene Bernard, Former Chief of Lennox Island First Nation, who was appointed to the Board in June 2015. Darlene Bernard believes that building positive, mutually beneficial relationships governed by respectfulness, true consultation and dialogue are key to the wellbeing and development of individuals and communities. […]

The NIEDB Publishes its Annual Report for 2014-2015

Ottawa, Ontario – 3 September 2015 – The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) released its 2014-2015 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, […]

Economic Development for Indigenous People Still Not on Track

Op-Ed by Chief Clarence Louie, Chair of the NIEDB , and Dawn Madahbee, Vice-Chair – Earlier this month, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report on Residential Schools generated hundreds of media reports and helped focus attention on the challenges faced by Indigenous communities in Canada. Op-Ed published by the Ottawa Citizen on June 17, 2015 […]

Aboriginal Economic Progress Report Shows Little Progress

Osoyoos, British Columbia – June 17, 2015 – The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB), released its first Progress Report, on the state of Indigenous economic development today at the First Nations Infrastructure, Land Development & Urban Planning Conference (RezLAND) in Osoyoos, British Columbia. The report builds on the 2012 Aboriginal Economic Benchmarking Report, which […]

Slow Adoption of ATRs could waste $50 billion in economic opportunity for Canadian communities

NATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE Slow Adoption of ATRs could waste $50 billion in economic opportunity for Canadian communities National Indigenous Economic Development Board shows that we need to get serious about our Addition to Reserve Policies Ottawa, ON – March 9, 2015 – The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NAEDB) today released its latest report Improving […]

NIEDB Announces the Release of its Report Entitled Enhancing Aboriginal Financial Readiness for Major Resource Development Opportunities

Gatineau, QC – 20 January 2015 – The National Indigenous Economic Development Board is pleased to announce the publication of its most recent report entitled Enhancing Aboriginal Financial Readiness for Major Resource Development Opportunities. This report contains advice and six recommendations on how the financial readiness of Indigenous communities to participate in major resource opportunities […]

New Report Proves Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Addition to Reserves on First Nation Communities and Canadian Economy

NATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE New Report Proves Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Addition to Reserves on First Nation Communities and Canadian Economy National Indigenous Economic Development Board study identifies six successful communities who have generated $77 million in new economic activity Ottawa, ON – October 15, 2014 – The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NAEDB) today […]

Three New Appointments to the Board

Chief Clarence Louie, Chair of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, is pleased to announce three new appointments to the Board effective June 13, 2014. Hilda Broomfield Letemplier, an Inuk woman from Happy Valley Goose Bay, Newfoundland, is the current President and Chief Financial Officer of Pressure Pipe Steel Fabrication Limited, as well as a […]