The South Island Prosperity Project partnered with the Songhees Innovation Centre to launch IndigenousConnect –  a monthly, face-to-face forum with a goal to engage more First Nations communities in economic development and entrepreneurial endeavours. The monthly forums are open to all First Nation communities throughout the South Island region, as well as to all Indigenous people–on or off reserve.

The objectives of the forum are to build our collective capacity for Indigenous prosperity–whether this means building entrepreneurial or management skills, or the administrative capacity to start Band-owned businesses or joint ventures. 

Recent forum topics have included using Business Canvas, and maximizing productivity. The next monthly forum is on Friday, August 24 from 12:00 to 1:30 at Songhees Innovation Centre.

Next guest: Carol Anne Hilton, Founder & CEO, Indigenomics Institute

The Indigenomics Institute is dedicated to articulating the Indigenous economic world view and facilitating positive leadership and relationships to drive growth and development of Indigenous economies.

To register or to receive more information, please contact Dallas Gislason at