trustsDoes your First Nation have a settlement trust? If so, you likely have to wrap your head around appointing trustees and trust agreements. Perhaps you yourself are a trustee.

If any of this applies to your community, you might be thinking of developing your own community’s capacity and skillset in managing this very complex world of trusteeship. It is in your best interest, and certainly in the best interests of future generations to manage your trust and investment portfolio to extend it’s life long into the future.

Land claim settlements don’t come around very often. Likely, First Nations only have a single opportunity to get things right. Many First Nations depend on professional trustees and investment managers to take care of this precious and historic settlement. Certainly, professional advice is important and key to making good decision-making. However, communities must also take every step they can to learn about trusts, appoint and train their own community trustees, and enhance their own internal capacity in the areas of trust agreements and investment potential.

The 11th annual Aboriginal Trust and Investment Workshop is taking place from November 3-5 in Regina, Sask. This annual event is one of Canada’s premier trust and investment conferences linking First Nations trustees and investment managers, lands staff and financial staff with a wealth of Canada’s top advisors in the areas of trusteeship and wealth managers. The three-day workshop is designed to educate and engage participants in discussion on the fundamentals of Aboriginal settlement trusts and investment management.

Advice comes from a number of Canada’s top advisors in the area of trusts and investment management including Leith-Weeler, Guardian Capital, Letko Brosseau, Myers Weinberg and many more. The Aboriginal Trust and Investment Workshop is sponsored by Ridgewood Capital Asset Management, Gowlings, Deliotte, CCOV Asset Management and many more.

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