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 might best be achieved.

The Board has chosen to focus its recommendations in two key areas: (1) Institutional arrangements supporting community financial management; and, (2) Strengthened capacity to support sound financial management. A final section outlines additional issues that the Board believes merit strong consideration by the federal government.

The report’s recommendations were presented to the Minister in October 2014 and copies of the full report will be sent to Premiers from all provinces and territories.