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 Canada.

Economic reconciliation means ensuring that Indigenous Peoples are not excluded from participating and benefitting from Canada’s prosperity. The economic inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Canada’s economy is not only a way of addressing past wrongs, but also an investment that can benefit all Canadians. In fact, closing the significant opportunity gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians will annually boost Canada’s GDP by $27.7 billion.

The Expanding the Circle series of conferences features leaders and experts from across the country to look at looking into the importance of inclusive economic growth for reconciliation, and highlight solutions to address the significant gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. The second of this three-part series focused on increasing economic opportunities for the Métis Nation.

Métis Conference (2017)

Through a series of panels, discussions and presentations, speakers talked about themes such as Métis rights, entrepreneurship, business development, and youth.


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