Canadian Indigenous Trade Mission to Oklahoma, USA and Economic Symposium
To secure Indigenous trade/business contracts between Canadian and American owned and operated Indigenous businesses/corporations.
U.S. and Canadian Indigenous business and government leaders, Indigenous trade law academics, tribal economic development officers, provincial and Canadian federal trade representatives, U.S. state and federal trade representatives
Canadian Indigenous Trade Mission to Oklahoma, U.S. – Canadian Inter‑Tribal Trade
College of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization (IITIO) with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Choctaw Nation; Chickasaw Nation and the University of Oklahoma, College of Law
IITIO has been in existence for four years; it is a non-profit NGO with Canadian head office in Ottawa, Canada; successful inaugural inter-tribal conference took place at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in April 2016; the second symposium took place November 11 and 12, 2016 at the Faculty of Law, University of Thompson Rivers, Kamloops, B.C., and the third at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in April 2017. Symposiums run every six months and alternate between the U.S. and Canada.
For further details on past Conference proceedings, presentations, and speakers, visit the IITIO website: www.iitio.org
June 3, 4 & 5, 2018
International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization
Phone: (613) 614-6277
An end state where there exists a global flow and exchange of Indigenous goods, services and investments.
To support and enhance the implementation of the global flow and exchange of Indigenous goods, services and investments.
“to apply the group’s combined international expertise, passion and experience in addressing tangible issues that can assist in the global flow and exchange of Indigenous goods, services and investments…
“…to facilitate productive discussion, objective research, and effective education with respect to international inter-tribal trade and investment, through seminars, conferences and scholarly papers….”
Day ONE – Indigenous Trade Mission, with host tribes conducting a tour of their industrial parks and various enterprises on their respective territories by their political and business leaders.
Days TWO and THREE – Examine Four Broad Indigenous Trade Themes through papers/ presentations:
How International Inter-Tribal Trade Works
Opportunities for Inter-Tribal Trade Growth
Update NAFTA Indigenous Chapter and Frameworks
Global Affairs/Agriculture Canada trade mission funding programs:
Note that applications are assessed individually, i.e. funding is not guaranteed.
CanExport (5-week processing time – deadline of Friday April 27, 2018 [does not cover Agriculture Canada programs])
Growing Forward 2, agri-marketing program (agricultural products). Note current funding goes to March 31, 2018 (next five years of funding should be announced soon).
Invest Canada Community Initiatives (applications accepted in the fall, check online for deadline each year). Co-workers in Ottawa are happy to counsel individual Indigenous communities on the program before they apply. Contact: