Linking indigenous business, canada-wide
Join us, as we build our future together.
Indigenous business strength
THE OPPORTUNITY IS RIPE. THE TIME IS NOW.
Working alone, Indigenous enterprises cannot muster the scope and capacity to serve these national,
even international, opportunities.
Working together, we can.
NÍ’AKINDÈ: THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS BUSINESS CONSORTIUM
By bringing together leading Indigenous enterprises in diverse geographic areas, our consortium delivers the services and scale required by industry partners with operations across Canada.
It is a new, progressive approach to building industry, opportunity and economic independence for Indigenous businesses.
Enterprises within the Ní’akindè consortium include:
- Building construction and maintenance
- Engineering services
- Civic construction (e.g. roads and services)
- Building and equipment maintenance
- Energy generation and transmission
- Water treatment and management
- Environmental remediation
- Housekeeping and Janitorial
- Property management (commercial and retail)
- Marketing and communications
Our name, “Ní’akindè,” combines elements of words for “our land” in the languages of our founding members: Dene, Dogrib and Ojibway. It is a reminder of where we come from and who we serve: our people, our communities.
NÍ’AKINDÈ: FOUNDING MEMBERS
Des Nedhe Development is the business arm of English River First Nation, whose people are based in northern Saskatchewan. Des Nedhe’s group of companies is based in Saskatoon, where it owns and operates more than 83,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Des Nedhe has been a powerhouse in mining and industrial, providing services and support to global leaders in the resource sector.
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation’s people occupy Treaty lands encompassing about 16,000 square kilometres, with territory that encompasses most of what is now southern Ontario, including Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara and other municipalities. With a growing entrepreneurial presence, the Mississaugas serve industry and commercial enterprises in southern Ontario.
Tlicho Investment Corporation (TIC) is the corporate arm of the Tlicho government, representing the economic interests of four First Nations and the Treaty 11 Council. TIC manages business activities on lands encompassing 39,000 square kilometres between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories.
Ní’akindè draws its strength from the ideas and participation of Indigenous nations. Your voices are needed and welcome in the circle. Please accept our invitation to sit down and share our mutual visions for building prosperity for our people and communities.
#301–2555 Grasswood Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada