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Powering Canada Forward to Net Zero

Powering Canada Forward to Net Zero

By: Cole Kennedy At Forward Summit 2024 | WEST, Peter Lafontaine, Board Chairman of Rainforest Energy Corp., led discussions of ...
Controlling the Wind: The Henvey Inlet Wind Joint Venture

Controlling the Wind: The Henvey Inlet Wind Joint Venture

Partnerships play a pivotal role in driving forward innovation and sustainable development. The Henvey Inlet Wind joint venture between Pattern ...
Cultural Wealth that Grows Beyond the Cycle

Cultural Wealth that Grows Beyond the Cycle

By: Buffy-Pearl:Handel  Things we as First Nations are born with is our inherit right which is a part of our natural ...
Indigenous Ownership in the Energy Transition

Indigenous Ownership in the Energy Transition

Canada has an abundance of renewable resources that can be used to produce energy. Moving water, wind, solar, tidal and ...
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How Indigenous Leadership and Ownership in Tech Helps Solve the Digital Divide

Words by Leah Bartko, Senior Manager, Partnerships & Events at the First Nations Technology Council The digital divide between Indigenous ...
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Structuring Joint Ventures & Major Projects

Forward Summit | WEST 2024 featured over 100 speakers discussing many of the most prominent topics involving Indigenous communities and ...
Forward Summit Actua Inspiring Youth Panel

The Inspiring Youth of Forward Summit | WEST 2024

By: Jay Cumming Last week, Forward Summit | WEST 2024 was held on the beautiful Tsuut’ina Nation in Calgary, Alberta ...
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Reflecting on My Experience at Forward Summit | WEST 2024

By: Jay Cumming Reconciliation efforts in Canada have come a long way in the last couple of decades; a lot ...
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Engaging Indigenous Youth for Economic Reconciliation

The Forward Summit | WEST 2024 Youth Delegation From May 14 to 15, over 30 Indigenous students from Calgary Board ...
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Revitalizing Traditions in Education: Hannah Vicaire’s Journey of Cultural Preservation

In the vibrant tapestry of Canada's Indigenous communities, few threads are as colourful as the ribbon skirts made by Hannah ...
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Coaching, Community, Capital: Bears’ Lair Captures the Spirit of Indigenous Entrepreneurs

By Geena Jackson Shaped in a similar mould to Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, Bears’ Lair offers the chance for ...
The Evolution of Sovereignty in Economic Development

The Evolution of Sovereignty in Economic Development

By Devin Gambler, MBA, Thompson Rivers University, ᐸᒥᐦᑖᐤ Pamihtâw Consulting Inc. Clear separation of political control over economic development is ...
Indigenous Project Management: A Pathway to Sustainable First Nations Development

Indigenous Project Management: A Pathway to Sustainable First Nations Development

By Devin Gambler, MBA, Thompson Rivers University, ᐸᒥᐦᑖᐤ Pamihtâw Consulting Inc. Indigenous project management is emerging as a vital approach ...
Indigenous Partnerships: ATCO's Foundation for Doing Business

Indigenous Partnerships: ATCO’s Foundation for Doing Business

By Lisa Barrowcliffe Alberta-based ATCO Ltd. is a familiar name in energy and utilities, and well-known for their ubiquitous, yellow-striped ...
Climate Initiatives

Connecting Canada’s Climate Policy Network

The Canadian Climate Law Initiative has performed extensive research into Climate Policy and Indigenous rights. Their free e-book, Reflections on Connecting ...
Forward Together Research Report in Collaboration with Canada West Foundation

Forward Together Research Report in Collaboration with Canada West Foundation

Forward Summit Releases Forward Together Research Report in Collaboration with Canada West Foundation As Indigenous communities continue to make significant ...
embracing diversity

How has your organization embraced Indigenous inclusion?

Are you conscious of the current Indigenous workforce landscape? What steps can you take to integrate Indigenous talent into your ...
Economic Reconciliation: A Five Point Foundation

Economic Reconciliation: A Five Point Foundation

Economic Reconciliation will be achieved when our Indigenous people and Communities are no longer managing poverty but are managing wealth ...

Research & Toolkits

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Sponsor Cultural & Financial Workshops

Sponsor and host free cultural reclamation, fraud prevention, and financial literacy workshops in your community or across Canada.

How to be an ally toolkit

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) shares strategies for meaningful engagement, the pillars of effective allyship, and explores how you can contribute to a legacy of hope and healing. ' Download now to start making a difference.

Calgary Economic Development

Read the recommendations in the Indigenous Economic Contribution Study and consider how you can support and advance Economic Reconciliation in Calgary and beyond.

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