Working Together to Create Sustainable Wealth
(16 pages, 1.34 MB PDF)
Main Report (93 pages
5.1 MB PDF)
pages, 3.35 MB PDF)
Forum Summary Report, June 2004 (11 pages 224 KB)
Forum Summary Report June, 2004 (11 pages 204 KB)
Best Practices in Creating
Wealth For First Nations. (33 pages, 207 KB)
Western Region Think
Tank Summary. March 15 & 16, 2004.
Think Tank Summary, February 23 & 24, 2004
Western Region Forum Summary,
January 16, 2004
Eastern Region Forum November
15, 2003 (rev. Feb. 6/04)
The Northwest Tribal Treaty Nations conducted a research and development
project to develop a comprehensive northern region economic strategy.
In 2003 the NWTT received a commitment of support for three years
of work from the BC Economic Measures Fund, an arm of the Provincial
Treaty Negotiations Office.
The project proposal was based on the following rationale
1. The northern economy is weak
2. The unemployment rates for Aboriginal people are extremely
3. There are very few businesses in Aboriginal communities
4. The Aboriginal population is young and trainable
5. Aboriginal lands and resources have not been given away to
6. Long term plans for economic growth can be developed
The main objective of the project was to develop a comprehensive
northern region economic strategy and produce a final report that
would form the basis of a comprehensive approach and planning options
for economic development involving First Nations in the north...
our proposed Aboriginal economic strategy.
The intent of the final
report entitled Working Together to Create Sustainable Wealth
Establish a literature base of economic development
plans that have been completed by northern communities. This requirde
the direct assistance and participation of First Nation communities
and local government offices in the north.
Define opportunities for business and economic
growth for northern BC, and in particular, for First Nation communities.
This includes capacity development and therefore local colleges,
universities and other institutions can be components of planning
and implementation requirements.
Establish plans and options for long term economic
growth in the region, in the context of and with linkages to provincial
and national strategies.
Define for the Board and as a component of a final
Strategic Plan, the mechanisms and options for attracting investment
capital into the region.
Develop a marketing and communications strategy
to assist in the development and implementation of the Economic
Information was gathered to:
Assemble the various economic priorities and ideas
put forth by Aboriginal communities throughout the region
Review the plans that have worked and not worked
to determine the elements of success and constraints preventing
Determine what Aboriginal ideas are for the future
economic growth and development