The National Board achieved a number of important milestones from 2019-2021. The NIEDB addresses the importance of engaging Indigenous communities and businesses in all industries and sectors throughout the country to achieve economic reconciliation.
“As Indigenous practitioners of economic and business development at the community level, we fully understand that achieving true reconciliation will not be possible without vibrant Indigenous economies, characterized by economic self-sufficiency and socio-economic equality with the rest of Canada.”
Dawn Madahbee Leach, Chairperson
Key highlights from the report include:
- The release of the following reports: 2019 Recommendations on Northern Sustainable Food Systems, 2019 Indigenous Economic Progress Report, 2019 Indigenous Economic Reconciliation: Recommendations of Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth for Indigenous Peoples and Canada report and the 2020-2023 NIEDB Strategic Plan
Special events and milestones:
- Collaboration with the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on their first-ever report on Indigenous economic development “Linking Indigenous Communities to Regional Development”
- Hosting a UN Permanent Forum Side Event to discuss activating the economic components of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples