Indigenous-led joint venture development changes metro Vancouver skyline –

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The panel of experts at the 2022 Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase will look at the MST Development Corporation model, which has seen First Nations acquire assets worth $ 1 billion.

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual event, chaired by Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell and supported by GCT Global Container Terminal and other sponsors.

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 24, 2022 (GlobeNewswire) – Indigenous-led land development partnerships are changing the future of both the metro Vancouver’s urban skyline and the local urban first nation.

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MST Development Corporation is a partnership between Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, which co-owns six properties covering more than 160 acres in Metro Vancouver worth over $ 1 billion. In its latest project, the corporation is building a five-acre property in a townhouse community on Marine Drive in West Vancouver – the first project without a development partner.

Upcoming 2022 Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase (IPSS) On May 26 and 27, MST Development will join Aquilini Development in Indigenous-led joint-venture models that are transforming land development in Vancouver – their challenges and successes and what it means for their nation.

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Entitled New Horizons: BC First Nations Advancing Equity Participation in Land Development, The panel will be led by Sheryl Rivers and will feature David Negrin (MST Development), Councilor Dennis Thomas “Honwak” (Toslil-Wathuth Nation), and Janana Sparrow (Aquilini Development). The panel is sponsored by BD.

Mr. Thomas, whose ancestor is Honoak, is an elected councilor of the Tislil-Watuth nation in the Deep Cove. One of them Business in VancouverBelow the top forty of 2021, he has managed several companies owned by the country, including a project that has installed the largest solar array on the North Coast.

“The three countries are working together to change the development process to affect the way we live,” he said. “With all our ongoing development projects, we have the opportunity for our members, our elders, adults and youth to embed our indigenous knowledge system in the development process and design. Having joint ventures and partnerships allows us to accelerate that vision in meaningful, mutually beneficial ways. Partnerships allow us to collectively rebuild our economy and business ecosystem. ”

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Event Chair Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell noted that IPSS is about building relationships that create renewal in economies and communities.

Margareta Dovgal is leading the Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase event, which was established to bring together Indigenous, business and government leaders for a dialogue on economic reconciliation and shared prosperity through partnership.

“When we set up Showcase in 2020, we saw significant partnerships happen that would change the face of Canada, both rural and urban, but there was no place to discuss them and learn from leaders and innovators to make it happen,” Dowgall said.

“The reunion era is here now, exemplified by the new model of indigenous economic empowerment. We look forward to exploring these groundbreaking approaches, such as the MST partnership at this year’s gathering. “

Tickets for the event are now available, which will run privately and practically on May 26 and 27 in the traditional area of ​​Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) (Squamish) and W̓wx̱wú7mesh. .

In addition to the sponsor GCT Global Container Terminal Also supported by IPSS Platinum sponsors Tellus, BDAnd Coastal Gaslink; And other valuable sponsors.

Complete event agenda at this link.

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