April 12, 2022

The 2022 FHQ Developments Indigenous Economic Development Forum (IEDF) was a Success

FHQ Developments would like to thank everyone who came out to the 1st Indigenous Economic Development Forum (IEDF) on March 24, 2022: “Gathering Many Nations to Build a Brighter Future

We would also like to thank our following sponsors for allowing us to host such a great event for the Southern region of Saskatchewan:

Indigenous Services Canada and SkyAlyne

We were happy to highlight other Economic Development Corporations in the province and hear directly from them on how they are participating in their economic development pursuits for their Nations.

FHQ Developments will be uploading the presentations on our website in the next coming weeks so you to can hear from each of our speakers and panels.

We had roughly 80 people in person and another 60 online viewers. People came as far as Alberta and Manitoba to attend and viewing across Canada.

We gathered Nations to discuss and provide feedback to the Federal Government concerning Economic Development programs and participation. We identified barriers that prevent Indigenous people from being successful in their Ec Dev pursuits for future programs and prevent barriers to successful entry.

A critical discussion topic was Economic Reconciliation through Indigenous lead business models, connecting key stakeholders in business communities with Indigenous participants, sharing future economic and investment opportunities, outlining the impact of Indigenous participation and highlighting what is working.

The theme of “Gathering Many Nations to Build a Brighter Future” reminds us to come together to create a path for generational wealth within Indigenous economic development. This forum aims to support partnerships with Non-Indigenous organizations to join the efforts of Economic Reconciliation.

We were thrilled to announce that Carol Anne Hilton – international Indigenous business leader, speaker, advisor, facilitator and author – joined us virtually to discuss her ideas on increasing the visibility and inclusion of Indigenous business and economic growth globally. She has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- growing from a single hashtag to an entire movement that focuses on the rebuilding and strengthening of Indigenous economies and led to her book “Indigenomics Taking a Seat at the Economic Table”.

We look forward to seeing you at the next forum! See information on our annual signature event the Indigenous Economic Development Forum (IEDF).