Aboriginal Business and Investment Council
The Aboriginal Business and Investment Council (ABIC) works with First Nations, Aboriginal communities and the private sector to make recommendations to government on strategies to improve Aboriginal peoples' participation in the economy, foster economic development in Aboriginal communities, and increase overall investment in the province.
The Council's major strategic objectives are to advance Aboriginal peoples' participation in the economy by:
- Providing investors with the tools they need to engage and partner with B.C. First Nations and Aboriginal people.
- Providing expert advice on First Nations and Aboriginal economic development policy.
- Developing relationships between Aboriginal communities, industry and government to implement practical measures for economic development.
The ABIC board is made up of 13 representatives, including the chair, from business and Aboriginal communities. ABIC members have been selected for their understanding of business, Aboriginal cultures, relationship building and successful business models.