Nation Rebuilding Series - Volume 12


Financing Infrastructure is not a one-time grant

November 2022 | Larissa Yantha

First Nations now use a combination of methods such as P3s, corporate funding, and government funding sources to build large-scale infrastructure. Some communities continue to use strictly government funding, while others have gone so far as to crowd source for major projects. To achieve best outcomes, First Nations need to be prepared to use more than one funding model, and to make use of a variety of partners to reach their economic development goals. To make that possible, recommendations for changes are provided for the Federal government as well as First Nations.


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This paper is a part of the Nation rebuilding Series. The series consists of 12 volumes which demonstrate that, to rebuild successfully, these nations must have a foundation of sustainable economic prosperity.

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Volume 1 - Rebuilding First Nations Through Sustainable Prosperity

Volume 2 - A Brief History and Potential Future Vision for Additions to Reserves

Volume 3 - Urban Reserves in the context of Sustainable First Nation Prosperity

Volume 4 - The Decision-Making Process Behind Urban Reserve Development

Volume 5 - Financing Autonomy: Limits and Opportunities within Existing Funding Arrangements

Volume 6 -  Options for Indigenous Economic Empowerment and Prosperity

Volume 7 - A House Should be a Home

Volume 8 - Energy Can be Innovating

Volume 9 - Water, Water can be Everywhere

Volume 10 - Welcoming Public Spaces

Volume 11- Local Roads that Last

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