World Indigenous Business Forum - Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.
- Congratulations to Saskatoon, SK for hosting the recent and very successful World Indigenous Business Forum 2016. There are 2 months, 1 day, 10 hours, 49 minutes, 20 seconds to the World Indigenous Business Forum 2016
WIBF 2016 Featured Speakers
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Founder Sirolli Institute
"All development is indigenous"
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is an inspiring authority on sustainability. In 1971 he began his work in Africa. In 1985, he pioneered Enterp more...
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The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute would like to send Special Acknowledgement to The WIBF 2016 Saskatoon Planning Committee
WIBF 2016 Honourary Co-Chairs:Chief Darcy Bear Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson Lac La Ronge Indian Band
Marty Klyne Entrepreneur
Lou Gardiner Chair Saskatchewan Métis Economic Development Corporation
WIBF 2016 Host Planning Committee:Milton Tootoosis Chair - Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN)
Barb Hambleton Vice President - Indigenous Leadership Development Institute
Gilles Dorval Director - Aboriginal Relations, City of Saskatoon
Sandra Miller Tourism Saskatoon
Shaun Soonias Private Contractor
Angela Pratt Board Member - SFNEDN
April Roberts Manager - SFNEDN
Pamela Spink Private Contractor and Board Member - SFNEDN
Darrell Burnouf Manager - Northern Business Development and Communication Cameco Corporation
Monica Brunet Clarence Campeau Development Fund
Tristan Zachow SaskMetis Economic Development Corporation
Curtis Standing Project Manager - SWIFFA
Dalyn Bear Chair Youth Sub- Committee
Thank you for all your hard work planning WIBF 2016: Saskatoon
Press Release - WIBF Resolution: CHANGE OF THE DEFINTION OF INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT
BY: The Delegation of the World Indigenous Business Forum 2016
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- At the seventh annual World Indigenous Business Forum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, a delegation of Indigenous business leaders from across the globe resolved to define Indigenous Development in their own terms. Following an impassioned keynote by Dr. Ernesto Sirolli in which he highlighted the lackluster entry in Wikipedia for “Indigenous Development”, a delegation of individuals from Indigenous communities across the globe rallied to write a description that would accurately reflect what they do. Facilitated by the Sirolli himself, a pioneer in sustainability, the group produced the following resolution statement, in English and Spanish, that was accepted unanimously by the entire forum:
CHANGE OF THE DEFINTION OF INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT
In consideration of the cosmology of indigenous populations as exemplified by the common knowledge of its people, and the application to every aspect of life from politics to economics to science, spirituality, morality and philosophy, our definition of Indigenous Development is:
Indigenous development is the organized effort by Indigenous Peoples to honor, enhance, and restore their well-being while retaining a distinctiveness that is consistent with their ancestral values, aspirations, ways of working, and priorities on behalf of all Future Generations. Their efforts also strive to share a holistic model of livelihood that respects the Creator, the Earth and promotes sustainability now and for the generations to come.”
Though this may seem like a small step to some, building consensus among Indigenous communities and empowering them to seize control of their own Nations is a focus of many organizations across the world. To have a definition of what it is Indigenous People would like for themselves allows these groups to narrow their focus and provide services that respond directly to the needs of the populations they’re serving.
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Saskatchewan World Indigenous Festival for the Arts
The Saskatchewan World Indigenous Festival for the Arts will bring together different Indigenous cultures to promote cultural exchange, unity and reconciliation through music and the arts within a 2-day festival for August 24th and 25th, 2016 at Delta Bessborough Gardens in Saskatoon, SK. The diverse Indigenous people of Saskatchewan will have the opportunity to work on the creation of joint performances, while inviting Indigenous artists and musicians from other provinces and countries to diversify the intercultural experience.
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7th World Indigenous Business Forum 2016 @ Saskatoon, Saskatchewan