Nation Rebuilding Series - Volume 6


Options for Indigenous Economic Empowerment and Prosperity

November 2022 | Dr. Ken Coates

First Nations who are rebuilding have a unique opportunity to secure several of the required elements for long-term vitality: substantial and long-term funding from Canada; the prospect of a sizeable pool of investment capital; the prospect of purpose-built governance structures designed to promote economic development; and a land allocation that could be used strategically for commercial purposes. However, moving forward will require significant levels of financial and logistical support from Canada. This report examines a broad range of economic and commercial options available to Canadian governments to assist First Nations as they expand and sustain their economic footprint.

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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.

Related Research:

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 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

Volume 12 - Financing Infrastructure is not a one-time grant

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