Indigenous Trusts: Building Wealth for Future Generations

Indigenous Trusts: Building Wealth for Future Generations

Indigenous & Northern Communities
7 min read

Author: Kaira Jakobsh, Matthew Belliveau


This research examines why Indigenous communities choose trusts, how these trusts operate and serve their community, and common practices for managing trusts and the relationships connected with them.

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In this research, we provide an overview of Indigenous trusts, examine some common practices of successful trusts, and explore how they can adapt and evolve their financial management strategies for the future. Why do Indigenous communities choose trusts? Who should act as trustees, and what knowledge and training do they need to fulfill their duties? What role do trusts play in Indigenous self-sufficiency, sovereignty, and reconciliation?

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