First Nations Financial Management, Financial Literacy and Governance – Presentation by Elainee Eccleston, College of the Rockies [Video – 24:28] (2012)

This video presentation features Elainee Eccleston, an instructor in the business administration department of the College of the Rockies, and a founding member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC).

Eccleston offers strategies for both governing bodies and individuals to improve financial literacy. For Aboriginal communities’ governing bodies, she suggests making sure that the job of the chief financial officer (CFO) is a good one in order to attract the best and the brightest; taking every opportunity to strengthen financial literacy; and improving the way information about finances is communicated so that it can be easily understood.

At an individual level, she encourages people to challenge the taboo against talking about money; assess their current financial literacy skills; and challenge themselves to learn even one new thing about money management.

The talk was recorded for presentation at a First Nations Public Service Symposium held in Richmond, British Columbia, in October 2012.

The AFOABC was founded in 1996 to promote effective leadership, solid economic foundations, and a strong sense of community pride in Aboriginal communities.

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2013-06-20
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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia. First Nations Financial Management, Financial Literacy and Governance – Presentation by Elainee Eccleston, College of the Rockies [Video – 24:28] 2012. Web. 20 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/multimedia/afoabc/financial_management.htm>
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (2012). First Nations Financial Management, Financial Literacy and Governance – Presentation by Elainee Eccleston, College of the Rockies [Video – 24:28]. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/multimedia/afoabc/financial_management.htm
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