Getting in on the Action: The Power of First Nation - Industry Partnerships in British Columbia

Presenting Organization

Indigenous Business and Investment Council


This learning session focuses on business opportunities through partnership and collaboration. An aspect of this learning session will be an overview the recently released study by the Indigenous Business and Investment Council and the Business Council of BC Reconciliation in Action: The Power of First Nation – Industry Partnerships in British Columbia, which aims to chronicle and share partnerships between BC First Nation and businesses in an era of Reconciliation. The focus will be on the how relationships were initiative and the successful turning point in the partnership. The report is available online at . Hard copies will be distributed during the session.

What Participants will learn by attending

  1. Determine what assets or opportunities can be offered for partnership and collaboration.
  2. Considering external business interests – how to evaluate the offering for partnership and collaboration
  3. Consultation within the community – better understanding opportunities, challenges and potential impacts
  4. Approaches to negotiation


Vince Prince, CEO, Prince George Aboriginal Business Development Centre

Presenter Biographies

Vincent Prince is a member of the Nak’azdli Whut’en, son of the late Nick and Irene Prince. Vincent is currently living in Prince George and is the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Business & Community Development Centre. Vincent’s professional history is in the area of Community and Economic Development. Vincent’s volunteer experience includes the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, UNBC, CNC, Nezul Be, and several other community organizations. Vince is a current member of the CNC Board of Governors, and an External Advisor with the UNBC Community Development Institute.