Many businesses in Saskatchewan are achieving success by working together with First Nations and Métis communities. Economic development on or near these communities has the potential to benefit Aboriginal communities, firms, and the entire province. Leaders from across the province are working together to ensure that the province’s First Nations and Métis populations become active participants in every part of the economy.
This report demonstrates why First Nations and Métis communities and the firms seeking to partner with them should develop the capacity to build mutually beneficial and effective partnerships. It also highlights challenges to overcome and areas where further capacity development needs to take place, and provides recommendations for key stakeholders.
Saskatchewan has some outstanding examples of Aboriginal-business partnerships. Future capacity building, as envisaged in this report, will further enhance the province’s reputation for making the most of the potential that partnerships offer to businesses and Aboriginal people.