How can First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities adopt a well-being economic development approach that will lead them to economic resiliency and self-determination? Our associates at Anielski Management Inc. work with indigenous communities in Canada and internationally to conduct comprehensive community asset assessments including an accounting of natural assets, community and cultural assets, as well as the human assets (measured in terms of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals in the community.
We assess the integrity and sustainability of the built or infrastructure assets of First Nations to ensure they are on a long-term sustainable path. We also assess the resiliency of their financial assets including financial trusts, resource royalties and other revenue streams.
Our accounting system to measure community assets is grounded in the unique values and laws (natural, spiritual and other) of indigenous communities.
Our approach to economics is called ‘indigenomics’ which reflects our passion for celebrating the unique and wise approach indigenous peoples have taken to economic development over 10,000 years in North America.