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We assist communities in building their own socio-economic independence through facilitated development planning, governance structuring, capacity building and skills training.
We act as a bridge between communities and the public and private sectors to build equitable partnerships and participation, particularly in the natural resource sector.
We implement transformation change by bringing together traditional wisdom with modern technology and expertise to create a new model of sustainable development that is inclusive of Indigenous ecosystems and knowledge.
Indigenous Trust leads a holistic community-led process that reflects the interconnectedness of the community and enables members to define their future on their own terms. Communities are empowered to complete the process themselves, with the support and mentorship of our Aboriginal Architects of Change, ensuring that change is actually felt on the ground. Learn more about our Model.
Sectors we work in: Natural Resource Management (Mining, Energy, Forestry), Environmental and Heritage Management, Agriculture, Food Systems, Tourism, Infrastructure
Moving beyond CSR: We believe in teaching people to catch two fish – one to eat and the second to market and sell, and reinvest into sustainable growth and business opportunities for future generations.
Moving beyond Theory: Ours is a 30-year success story of the power of partnerships and participatory development. A tried and true approach that has been widely successful in Aboriginal communities across Canada.
Moving beyond Conflict: With significant experience in business, resource development and indigenous economic development, we bridge the private sector and communities for collaborative change.