The National Board is excited to share with you the Annual Report for 2022. 2022 was a successful year for the NIEDB. The Board continued to share its vision on a national and international level by attending various events, presenting to government, and publishing reports and strategies centered on Indigenous economic development.
“We are committed to addressing new and ongoing challenges through our work with communities, governments, industry, and academia. We look forward to continued and positive collaboration with these sectors as we work together to close the gaps.”
Dawn Madahbee Leach, Chairperson
Key highlights from the report include:
- Attending various events, including the BC Assembly of First Nations Economic Development Forum, the OECD’s Investing in Indigenous Communities: Reducing Inequalities and Increasing Opportunities workshop, and the New Zealand Maori Economic Development Gathering;
- Appearing at the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to discuss Indigenous economic development;
- Meeting with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans;
- Hosting in-person meetings again in Listuguj, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Ottawa;
- Developed by over 20 Indigenous organizations and drafted by a core group of those entities, the launch of the National Indigenous Economic Strategy for Canada.