Intermediate Indigenous Business and Economic Development | In Person
Building effective economic policy will help achieve more successful, sustainable, and self-determined economic activity. In this program, fundamental issues of governance, such as the creation of culturally appropriate governmental institutions and the role of Indigenous leaders in effectively planning, creating, and promoting economic policy for self-determined Indigenous development will be examined. Having determined these foundations, the program will shift focus to the realities of doing business with Indigenous communities, Indigenous-owned companies and institutions, and individual Indigenous entrepreneurs.
This program fulfills the requirements for the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence.
What does the program offer?
Review of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Nation-building: tools, policies, and leadership for Indigenous governments
Rethinking Indigenous economic policy; insights and implications
Case study presentations of “Best Practices” in Indigenous economic policy and Indigenous governance made by invited representatives
Taking steps towards Nation-building: asserting self-governance, building institutions, setting strategic direction, and taking action through strong leadership
Separating politics and business – a community necessity
Community economics model from an Indigenous perspective
All aspects of community economic development and business planning
Financing Indigenous economic ventures
Who should register?
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit economic development corporations and officers
Leaders responsible for the political and economic future of their Nation – executive, legislative, and programmatic
Leaders who are in the forefront, developing a local economy by assisting businesses and economic development in their communities, organizations, and commercial enterprises
Anyone interested in Indigenous business and economic development opportunities
This program prioritizes Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations. Financial aid available, please apply online through the registration process.
Program Dates: May 29 – June 03, 2022
Registration Deadline: April 26, 2022
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3fPspWJ