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On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Bill C-15, an Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), received Royal Assent.

Bill C-15 requires the Canadian federal government to ensure Canadian laws are consistent with UNDRIP and implement an action plan to achieve the Declaration's objectives. The adoption of Bill C-15 and UNDRIP marks an important step towards reconciliation and Indigenous rights recognition.

Katherine Wheatley and Mark Sevestre represented RRII in a presentation to the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples regarding Bill C-15. RRII spoke to the importance of clarifying the role of companies and investors in upholding UNDRIP to help foster business and investment certainty and facilitate Indigenous economic inclusion.

Link in bio to watch the RRII's presentation on the Senate and view the written statement shared with the committee.

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The latest guide from Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative has launched! All Hands on Deck: Opportunities for Investment Management Firms to Advance Reconciliation,” provides a baseline for asset managers when working to progress reconciliation.

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*22 Days of Trust Update*

After hearing our participants express the need to focus on supporting their communities during this time, NATOA and @firstnationsbankofcanada will be postponing the second half of 22 Days of Trust to September 2021. We are looking forward to the relaunch and sharing more community Trust development stories with everyone.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and if your community trust is interested in presenting at 22 Days of Trust Series in September, please email for more information.

The world of personal investing can be a jungle. Learn how to stay on the right path and avoid pitfalls while on your journey. Webinar presented by Leith Wheeler.

Date: July 7th, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Cost: Free to members / $20 for non-members

What will be discussed during this webinar?
💰 Why do people invest?
💰 Compounding your money
💰 What is a stock, bond, and mutual fund?
💰 Diversification
💰 What are the types of accounts and the attributes of each?

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NATOA is a charity organization is committed to providing Indigenous Peoples of Canada with the resources and information that will help them efficiently create, manage, and operate trusts as a means to ensure the seven generations yet unborn, can benefit from the goals and dreams of the present generation.

NATOA’s goal is to be a highly professional and relevant resource for Indigenous Peoples in becoming self-sustaining and vital economic communities.

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Sharing of Knowledge

Opportunities for development of Indigenous trust officers and managers and for the sharing of knowledge among Indigenous communities and their advisors.

Educational Program

Educational program for Indigenous trust officers, NATOA members and others through online and national and regional workshops.

Advocacy and Engagement

Engage in advocacy on issues impacting the management and operation of Indigenous trusts.

Indigenous Women and Youth

Platform for discussion and knowledge sharing for Indigenous women and youth where consistent with the needs and mandates of NATOA’s constituent communities.

Our Mandate

The Board of Directors of NATOA are committed to ensuring that the best possible information on areas relevant to Trusts, such as investing, Trust structures; accounting, tax, management, administration, and legal issues is available through an internet-based research library website and national/regional workshops.

As more and more Indigenous governments, organizations, and communities establish trusts to hold and manage the funds obtained from their claims (land claims, treaty land entitlement, hydro claims) or business activities, it is critical to ensure these funds are prudently and responsibly managed and that structures are in place to reflect the particular aspirations and objectives of an individual community.

NATOA’s commitment to strengthening Indigenous communities and their ability to meet their own member needs and desires through financial opportunities utilizing trust funds and investing principles that are consistent with Indigenous Cultural traditions and values generally and those of individual communities specifically. Advancing the goals and opportunities of Indigenous women and youth is vital to the capacity and future success of our Trusts and communities.

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Committees of Members

NATOA has developed several committees of members to meet the needs of the entire membership. The Committees that are currently operating and/or forming are:

Responsible Investment Committee

The Responsible Investment Committee will oversee and report on any and all partnerships that includes the current partnership with Share Canada in delivering the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Project.

Education Committee

The Education Committee will work with an accredited educational institution to provide and develop an on-line program related to Aboriginal Trusts that will be available to members and non-members.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee’s mandate is to ensure the Board has access to high quality technical expertise in all matters that affect IndigenousTrusts and Investment portfolios, as well as the management of the Association.


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