About First Nations Infrastructure Institute

OBJECTIVE

To provide the skills and processes necessary to ensure First Nations efficiently and effectively plan, procure, own, and manage infrastructure assets on their Lands.

WHY FNII?

  • First Nations led. FNII will be a First Nation led organization that works to deliver First Nation owned and controlled infrastructure
  • Infrastructure focused. An organization focused solely on planning, delivering and managing infrastructure for First Nations.
  • Legislation backed. Amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management will establish FNII to ensure its ongoing stability and recognition.
  • Standardized best practices. Utilizing national and international best practice to manage risks through robust planning, procurement and management.
  • Centre of excellence. A centre of excellence for First Nations infrastructure that will work with, and transfer knowledge to, First Nations.

Building on FMA Success

Working together

  • FNII will work together with First Nations and First Nation organizations
  • FNII will integrate into, or help form, cohesive and collaborative project teams with members of the First Nation/s and external advisors
  • Working together ensures local needs and knowledge are integrated into projects, maximises knowledge transfer, and builds local capacity
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