The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) hosted the inaugural Indigenous Innovation Summit in in November of 2015. This was a first of its kind, national-level summit hosted and designed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. The Summit brought together people from Indigenous communities, the private sector, all levels of government, academia, and the non-profit sector. The event hosted social innovators, investors, thinkers, activists, and entrepreneurs from across all sectors in an innovative and collaborative environment. The summit brought people together and created new connections, provided new learnings and progress on a number of challenges and issues that are facing Indigenous people in this country.
The Indigenous Innovation Summit Report 2015 is a detailed overview of everything that the NAFC and its partners accomplished with the inaugural edition of the Summit. It provides a detailed list of all Summit themes, goals and panels. It also includes some preliminary information regarding the 2016 Summit, which will be hosted in Edmonton, Alberta.