The National Indigenous - Economic Development Board 201 - 9-2021 Multiannual Report
30 May 2023
National Indigenous Economic Strategy In April and May of 2019, the NIEDB wrote to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Minister of Indigenous Services Canada regarding the Board’s desire to help develop a National Indigenous Economic Strategy. [...] Awareness and weight for local Indigenous businesses Women Entrepreneurship Funding In September 2019, the NIEDB wrote the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development regarding the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to support women entrepreneurs, and the commitment to double the number of women-owned and women-led businesses by 2025. [...] The focus of the visit was Indigenous Economic Development and the delegate was Sarah Burr, an Indigenous woman who leads the Women’s Safety and Leadership team in the National Indigenous Australians Agency. [...] The role and work of the NIEDB was presented, and a fruitful discussion of the vital role of banks and financial institutions in Indigenous economic reconciliation. [...] And the National Board helps focus on such issues.” Sandra Sutter, Member, Chair of the Women’s Economic Policy Committee and the Communications Committee, Alberta Sandra Sutter, a Cree Métis woman from the Prairies, is the Indigenous Partnerships Manager for Pyramid, Tarpon and Warwick (PTW) Energy and Clark, Gisborne and Tarpon (CGT) Industrial, and the President for the Circle for Aboriginal Re.