2017-09-07 Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship: Wealth Creation

In the fourth event of our five-part dialogue series “Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship,” the Institute on Governance, and Canadians for a New Partnership, is bringing together leaders and experts to share their vision in an open forum for the future relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples, and help define the characteristics of an approach that recognizes and respects the distinctions between Indigenous peoples.

Dialogue 4: Wealth Creation
The IOG differentiates wealth creation from economic development when considering resource development participation and success through a First Nations perspective. Whereas “economic development” broadly refers to any sustained community effort to improve both the local economy and the quality of life by building the area’s capacity to adapt to economic change, “wealth creation,” as defined by the Indigenous Land Management Institute, is a process by which Indigenous peoples are able to improve their overall standard of living. Under wealth creation, economic development is conceptualized as only one of the three pillars for building industry-community partnerships. The other two, demonstrating equal importance, are education and the environment. From this, wealth creation more concerned with community development, or “healthy, inclusive, safe and sustainable communities made up of increasingly healthier, educated and employed individuals grounded in their culture and tradition.”

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Why you should attend?

  • To be involved in moving the agenda forward on a new nation-to-nation relationship as a fundamental component of fostering reconciliation and supporting resilience to Indigenous Nations.
  • To be a voice in articulating the characteristics of a nation-to-nation relationship, and to identify key issues, challenges, and opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the various perspectives of the Crown’s current relationships with Indigenous peoples.
  • Explore the strategies, programs, and policies required to continue moving toward a collective understanding on the foundations for a renewed relationship.
  • Help build consensus among Indigenous peoples and between the Indigenous peoples and Canada on the shared outcomes that are needed and desired, to move towards reconciliation.
  • Explore the changes that need to take place in order for those aspects to come to fruition.

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