NACCA CEO weighs in on Indigenous advisory councils

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The CEO of a Canada-wide organization whose mandate is to promote Indigenous economic development said the recent resignation of CN’s entire Indigenous Advisory Council was an indication CN, like others in Canada — was paying mere lip service to reconciliation. National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association CEO Shannin Metatawabin, whose organization is an umbrella group for more than 50 Indigenous financial institutions, said what most corporate leaders have so far failed to grasp is that Canada is a very wealthy country. And much of that wealth has come at the expense of, and of detriment to, Indigenous people and communities, he said. “They need to acknowledge that we’ve been excluded from the economy and that there are steps that they can actively take to…

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