The Future of the Indigenous Economy

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The Future of the Indigenous Economy

Max Bell Foundation & Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy present: The Future of the Indigenous Economy

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University of Regina - College Avenue Campus 2155 College Avenue CB 308, 3rd Floor, College Building Regina, SK S4P 4V5 Canada

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Future of the Indigenous Economy

February 16, 2023 | 3:00-4:30 CDT; Reception to follow | In person at University of Regina & Livestream

Indigenous entrepreneurs continue to drive economic prosperity for their own communities and for the country. They are doing so in the context of increasing recognition and legal affirmations of the rights of Indigenous communities. How can this growing prosperity be supported and accelerated? Building from the core of self-determination, what capacity building, institutional innovation, governance frameworks, and financing arrangements can best enable the success of the Indigenous economy?

Join us on February 16, 2023, in Regina for a conversation about these issues.


Ken Coates will moderate the conversation. Professor Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan campus.

Tbatha Bull is an Anishnaabe Kwe from Nipissing First Nation. As President & CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, she is committed to help rebuild and strengthen the path toward reconciliation and a prosperous Indigenous economy to benefit all Canadians.

Chief Cadmus Delorme, a Cree and Saulteaux, is a citizen and currently Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. Under his leadership, Cowessess First Nation has focused on economic self-sustainability for its nation and people and has moved forward on renewable energy, agriculture, and efficiency in land use initiatives that have created both current and future business opportunities.

Panel discussion: 3:00 - 4:30 pm | Reception to follow


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