First Nations Foundation was deeply honoured to be asked to deliver the Australian keynote address at the first ever International Indigenous finance conference held in Vancouver 2-5 October. Our CEO Amanda Young asked the audience to look to the future and to the past to find the human capital we need to create sustainable Indigenous communities.
Chiefs from First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Maori, Native American and Ecuador shared their wisdom, young talented leaders from around the world inspired us with their vision for the future yet everyone shared the same deep truth: our history, our governance, our culture are the strongest elements which have helped us survive to today and will make us thrive in the future.
@AFOACanada and Terry Goodtrack, thank you for creating this warm, intelligent inaugural event. We look forward to the next event in Aotearoa, New Zealand.