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Indigenous community


We are committed to working with First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities to explore opportunities for collaboration on project investments.

Our active projects include Indigenous partners, such as Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-utenam, the Innu Nation of Matimekush-Lac John, and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamac.

We have a target to invest $1B in Indigenous infrastructure across our five priority sectors, as outlined in its Statement of Priorities and Accountabilities.

The Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative (ICII) aims to be part of the solution to reduce the infrastructure gap in Indigenous communities.

Learn more about ICII

As an Indigenous leader, we invite you to collaborate with us and share your in-depth insight into your unique infrastructure opportunities and challenges.

Six Nations of the Grand River is excited to co-develop the Oneida Energy Storage project in collaboration with industry leader NRStor Inc. This innovative project aligns with our community’s core values of protecting Mother Earth and preservation for our future generations. With the financial support of the CIB, this project will be amongst the first of its size to be co-developed by an Indigenous partner and will model a path forward for how private, public and Indigenous partners can work together to create meaningful solutions.

- Mark Hill, Elected Chief, Six Nations of the Grand River

Inuit are proud to be driving this transformative, national infrastructure project. Together we are creating something that will bring lasting economic and environmental benefits to Nunavut and all of Canada.

- Kono Tattuinee, President Kivalliq Inuit Association

For the communities living in the northern regions, the Tshiuetin railway line is at the heart of the economic development. Not only does it allow the communities and businesses it serves to maintain a regular land link between them, conducive to the transportation of people, goods and merchandise, but it also ensures and perpetuates a lasting presence of the Innu and Naskapi on Nitassinan. By investing in Indigenous infrastructure such as Tshiuetin Rail, all users of the territory will benefit from a modern, reliable and efficient transportation system.

- Chief Réal McKenzie, Innu Nation of Matimekush-Lac John, Chief Noah Swappie, Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, Chief Mike McKenzie, Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam

Let’s work together

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