Chief Councillor Crystal Smith is adding a new role to her portfolio, one that was once shared by her predecessor Ellis Ross.
She is now a director with the Indigenous Business and Investment Council.
“I’m looking forward to this experience,” said Smith. “The organization is focused on building First Nations economic strength, which is a cause that myself and the council fully believe in as well.”
Smith isn’t unfamiliar with the organization. When she was Ellis Ross’ executive assistant she would travel with him to IBIC meetings and learn about what they do.
According to the IBIC website, the organization’s mandate is to “help improve Indigenous participation in the economy and promote economic certainty in the province by encouraging economic growth in Indigenous communities.”