Public Policy

We deliver a practical framework for analysis using a smart, methodical, and resolute approach to theory and data driven innovation.
  • Identify policy problems.
  • Then, we analyze the core causes.
  • Design viable policy solutions.
  • Implement, and examine proposed hypothesis.
  • Test this hypothesis with assessment.
  • Refine that hypothesis through constant checking and feedback.
We utilize data and research to strengthen Indigenous affluence and welfare by confirming that the needs and interests of Indigenous businesses educate policy and programs at all levels of government. The purposes are to enhance access to procurement, access to new and existing markets, and access to funding for Indigenous businesses and entities.
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Procurement is the means of acquiring supplies and essential services. We utilize research and policy to identify the bottleneck and opportunities for Indigenous enterprises. This incorporates procurement from all levels of government, commercial companies, and Indigenous entities. Discover how we can support Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses with the right tools, and training. Ultimately, strengthen your business through corporation and government, and enhance Indigenous procurement costing and supply chain to sustain your business growth.


Access to funding refers to the process of acquiring financial services. We identify obstacles and opportunities to increase access to funding for Indigenous Nations, businesses, and entities.


Indigenous peoples have been negotiating treaties and their indigenous rights with the Crown since the arrival of the first Europeans. This includes working towards a nation-to-nation relationship which led to Haida v. British Columbia ruling in 2004. The principles express their intention to implement UNDRIP and their obligation to improve Indigenous relations.

Treaty-making has resulted from the following:

  • Advances in Indigenous law.
  • Commitment and negotiation with Indigenous partners.
  • Advances and acknowledgment of Indigenous rights (in Canada and Internationally).
  • Truth and Reconciliation, TRC’s Calls to Action (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, 2023). 
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights., 2023).

Doctrine of Discovery

United Nations confirm that the Doctrine of Discovery was legally and morally wrong (Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues., 2012).
These doctrines were used as the moral justification for the genocide of Indigenous peoples. These doctrines are still very much present today.
The Doctrine of Discovery is a legal concept that deprived Indigenous People of their land in the colonial era. It was used by both French and English colonial powers in Canada to claim Indigenous lands and force their cultural and religious beliefs on Indigenous peoples. The Doctrine of Discovery emanates from a series of Papal Bulls originating in the 1400s, which was used as legal and moral justification for the colonial dispossession of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. The Doctrine of Discovery influenced the imposition of national, colonial laws on Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released 94 Calls to Action in 2015, with many of them referring to the Doctrine of Discovery and calling for its repudiation (Tomchuk, 2022).

The Doctrines of Discovery were used as a moral and legal basis for:

  • Expropriating Indigenous lands (Tomchuk, 2022).
  • Claiming sovereignty over these lands (Tomchuk, 2022).

According to a video by Jim Antoine (Antoine, Doctrine of Discovery, 2023), and prints from others, these doctrines are still very much present today (Wooden, 2023).


Constitutional Talks on Self-Government

Between 1982 and 1986, a series of special constitutional conferences were held to discuss Indigenous constitutional matters. The Indigenous rights to self-government was the most prominent subject in these discussions.

Although there was a great deal of support for the idea of self-government as a constitutionally protected Indigenous right, there was not a sufficient agreement to amend the Constitutional Accords.

The recognition of self-government was discussed again and failed in 1987 and 1992.

In 1994, instead of amending the Constitution, the government would acknowledge that the inherent right of self-government was already recognized in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The proposal was formalized in the Inherent Right Policy in 1995 to self-government. As an inherent right, the right to self-government is understood to be an existing right protected in Section 35 of the Constitution Act.

This includes a framework for self-government negotiations providing for a list of jurisdictions available for negotiations. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be binding on all governments. A list of law-making powers that will remain under the exclusive domain of the federal government.

This enables the Indigenous government to exercise control over internal matters such as culture, education, and social programs for their citizens.