Thriving Nations Conference

October 27th-28th, 2017
Tigh-na-mara Resort, Parksville, BC

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) and the NEDC are partnering to deliver the Thriving Nations Aboriginal Governance Conference on October 27th and 28th, 2017, at Tigh-na-mara Resort in Parksville, BC. The event will feature expert speakers and experienced panelists exploring best practices in First Nation governance.


Keynote speaker Dr. Manley Begay will share his research on Nation Building. This will include an exploration of the key aspects of building strong and sustainable nations in an effort to answer the question, “What explains the success that some First Nations have had building sustainable, self-determined economies?”.


Throughout the conference, indigenous presenters and panelists will take us deeper into the sections of Nation Building shared by Dr. Begay, including Leadership, Business, Community Strategy, Community Engagement, and more. Day One will conclude with the NEDC Business Awards Gala on Friday evening, where Aboriginal businesses from our region will be recognized.


Participants from NmTC member nations are eligible for a registration subsidy.


Contact Bronwen Geddes (, 778-999-5924) for details.


Join us to learn and connect on October 27th and 28th at the Tigh-na-mara Resort in Parksville, BC!


working with Governments, organizations, businesses and First Nations across Canada. 

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) is a non-profit society established in 1983 that supports its member nations in realizing their efforts towards self-reliance, self-governance, connection to culture, and quality of life now and for future generations.


NmTC generates own-source revenues through its activities, and the activities of Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) by providing products and services to private and public sectors across Canada. Revenues enable NmTC to expand  resources available to member Nations and support Indigenous communities throughout Canada

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

Naut'sa mawt Resources Group


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330-6165 Highway 17A

Delta, BC V4K 5B8


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8017 Chemainus Rd

Chemainus, BC VOR 1K5