2018 Conference

Dr Marie Delorme - Indigenous Economic Empowerment: The Bridge to a Prosperous Future

Indigenous economic empowerment is arguably one of the least understood or acknowledged opportunities to spur  national and international economies. This presentation examines the complex combination of multi-faceted issues  which inform Indigenous economic development. Viewed through the lens of the Canadian Indigenous experience  and drawing on international perspectives the address examines issues, impediments, successes, and opportunities.

Closing  the  economic  gap  between  Indigenous  and  non-Indigenous  peoples  is  not  only  right  and  moral;  when Indigenous peoples can assume their rightful place in the economy all people benefit. The roadmap for economic reconciliation is inclusive, stimulates concrete action, builds upon community strengths, and incorporates a holistic view of prosperity, well-being, and values.