About 1,000 delegates from around the world, including Indigenous leaders from New Zealand, Chile, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Namibia and the United States, will be in Saskatoon until Thursday.
It’s the first time the business forum has been held in Canada.
Gilles Dorval is the Director of Aboriginal Relations for the City of Saskatoon.
He says the city is situated well because of the First Nations community and space for economic development.
He says the forum is about providing promising practices, but also educating on previous lessons, and what can be done better.
Dorval says First Nations have partnered up with companies to share economic wealth, adding Whitecap Dakota First Nation is one of the best examples of business success in Indigenous communities.