Steel River believes building generational wealth for Indigenous and local communities through proactive and early involvement in major projects is long overdue. As Steel River acknowledges that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis all play a critical role in the stewardship of Canada’s economic development, we are passionate about proactively seeking and exploring opportunities for Indigenous ownership on major projects at the grass-roots level. This passion has been materialized in the development of a People-Public-Private Partnership (P4) Model to focus on enhanced ownership opportunities for Indigenous communities.
Historically, there has been an inability to combine capital, project developers, specialized execution, communities, and perhaps most importantly Indigenous, local, provincial, and federal politics, in a cohesive and collaborative fashion to execute on opportunities. Our P4 Model will act as the vehicle to accelerate the development of ownership in major projects for Indigenous communities, “The People”, across Canada. Steel River aims to foster and forge the dialogue for reimaging the entry point of Indigenous and local communities and businesses in major projects to ensure generational wealth for the people.
The strategy behind our P4 Model aims to bring Indigenous and local communities, related stakeholders, rights holders, and third-party capital together, providing early access and collaboration at the initial inception of an opportunity. Our People-Public-Private Partnership Model was born out of the desire to enhance ownership opportunities for Indigenous communities.