Bimaadzwin: The First 100 Days
By Isadore Day
It has now been 100 days since I launched Bimaadzwin – an organization with a mission to Advance Our Nations. In such a short time, Bimaadzwin has been warmly received from a wide range of people across all sectors of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities alike.
I founded Bimaadzwin to bridge the current gap in understanding that exists between our communities and with that of government and industry.
True reconciliation means working towards building a country that elevates our Peoples as equals with all Canadians. There is much work to be done to improve outcomes in all areas – economic, health, governance, and justice.
In just a few short months, the Bimaadzwin team has been engaged in a variety of projects in health, economic development, and investment. There has been a focus on First Nation involvement in community planning, infrastructure, renewable energy, and cannabis.
We held a successful hard launch of Bimaadzwin with a reception at the First Nation Economic Advancement Conference in Toronto last month.
With less than 90 days left in 2018, there will be much more to report by the end of the year. We ask that you visit our website and take the time to read about the symbols and principles that guide our work at www.bimaadzwin.ca