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About Us

A partnership between SHARE and NATOA

our vision

We envision a financial system that empowers Indigenous perspectives, recognizes the role of community values in investment decision making, and contributes to protecting Indigenous rights and title.

Grounded in collective action, research and knowledge exchange, RRII is supporting Indigenous trustees and decision-makers to further align the governance of their collective financial assets with their community values. We are working with Indigenous decision-makers to ensure their rights, values and aspirations are reflected and upheld in their investment policies and practices including in their relationships with advisors and asset managers.

Additionally, we are mobilizing Canadian institutional investors – guided by Indigenous investors and together with Indigenous-led organizations – to use their voices and their capital to promote positive economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples including through employment, support for Indigenous entrepreneurs, increased partnerships with Indigenous communities and respect for Indigenous rights and title.

Our approach is grounded in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Principles of Reconciliation and Call to Action 92, which states:

We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.

Call to Action 92: Business and Reconciliation

free, prior and informed consent

Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.

equitable access

Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.

education for management and staff

Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

get involved

Through RRII, Indigenous investors have the opportunity to participate in the Values in Action Engagement Program - a comprehensive and cost-effective shareholder engagement program that allows Indigenous trusts to engage with companies in their portfolio on issues of concern to their trust and the broader community.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Values in Action Engagement program please contact us.

meet our team

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Mark Sevestre

Senior Advisor and Founding Member, NATOA

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Katie Wheatley

Manager, Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative, SHARE

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Shannon Rohan

Chief Strategy Officer, SHARE

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Michele Young-Crook

Chief Executive Officer, NATOA

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Jason Campbell

CEO/Principal, Arete Development Group

partnership

The Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative is a partnership between NATOA and SHARE.

We would like to thank the following funders for supporting this initiative.