Leaders come together to push for Indigenous-led economic development

Indigenous leaders are looking to work more collaboratively to create a plan to invest in “important projects.”

What those projects include remains to be seen.

Leaders had a two-day forum earlier this month where they started creating a five-year strategic plan.

In a news release sent by Denendeh Investments Inc., it says, “This work will be completed through the formation of an Investor Committee which will include representatives from the Dene, Métis and Inuvialuit.”

It adds, “The framework is built on two immediate priorities: identifying and investing in initial projects within the first year, as well as pursuing the development of a venture investment fund for future opportunities.”

A handful of leaders were quoted in the release, all looking forward to advancing an Indigenous-led approach to economic development.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com