Capacity building for good governance and economic development in First Nations in British Columbia

The Ahp-cii-uk Community Society and the Beedie School of Business are submitting a research cluster proposal to the MITACS Accelerate Program with the purpose to continue research conducted by the Ahp-cii-uk Leadership Initiative in the three Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations of Ahousaht, Ehattesaht and Tseshaht. The proposed research cluster will provide interns with an opportunity to apply lessons learned in these three communities to well defined needs expressed by other First Nations, with the financial support of businesses with an interest in encouraging First Nations Economic Development. Ahp-cii uk will benefit from being able to demonstrate the utility of its process, a holistic approach to working with First Nations on economic development projects, in a way that is adequately documented and linked to the aspirations of the relevant communities.

Kristin McIlhenney Peters
Zain Nayani
Kailey LeMoel
Julian Harrison
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Mark Selman
British Columbia