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Aboriginal Economic Development and Prosperity Forum

The Aboriginal Business and Investment Council, in partnership with the Business Council of British Columbia, hosted Business Council Members and First Nations leaders from across the province for an engaging afternoon of dialogue and information exchange at the Economic Development and Prosperity Forum. The Forum featured a global economic briefing by the Business Council's Chief Policy Officer and Chief Economist, followed by a keynote address from one of BC's most respected CEOs and two panel discussions. The first panel explored the key features of the decision making and governance structures of several First Nations who are successfully advancing a range of partnerships and business ventures; the second explored best practices for directing the proceeds of economic development to community programming that improves the quality of life of members and secures the future of the community.