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Panel on capitalization of the Indigenous economy encourages taking time to get it right – MBC Radio

Nov 29, 2023

There’s no denying that the Indigenous economy is growing and contributing to the Canada’s fortunes as well.

But Cadmus Delorme, the former chief of Cowesses First Nation in Saskatchewan, advised participants to take things slow. He said there is a rush to tackle the work of economic reconciliation, but it’s coming at the cost of skipping over the truth of Indigenous people’s history with Canada and the governmental mechanisms that loom large over Indigenous progress.

Delorme made his comments during the Capitalization of the Indigenous Economy panel that was included as part of the Indigenomics Bay Street conference, which concluded on Nov. 23 in Toronto. The conference attracted Indigenous leaders in the corporate and private sector, as well as government officials.

The panel topic was to explore the value of the Indigenous economy and how that worth is best determined.

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