About Us

Âsokan is Cree For bridge

By serving as a trusted advisor and “bridge-builder” between Indigenous communities and corporate entities, Âsokan facilitates meaningful partnerships that drive positive change and create lasting value for all stakeholders involved. Our commitment to integrity, sustainability, and community empowerment resonates with both Indigenous and corporate clients, positioning us as a leader in responsible business practices and driving forward the vision of a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Mission

  • Âsokan in nêhiyawêwin (Cree) means “bridge”, symbolizing its mission of building bridges to a sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come. 
  • We are a catalyst for sustainable Indigenous and Industry partnerships, empowering Indigenous Communities towards self-determination and fueling growth of the global economy, while supporting corporations on their journey of Indigenous inclusion and reconciliation.

Vision

  • Founded on the principles of empowerment and sustainability, Âsokan provides strategic advisory services focused on building bridges between Industry and Indigenous Communities.
  • We support Indigenous resilience and economic sovereignty through facilitation of meaningful Indigenous-Industry partnerships, including through Indigenous equity ownership transactions.
  • We promote Indigenous corporate responsibility and create sustainable economic and social benefits for current and future generations.
  • Âsokan supports both corporations and Indigenous Communities in maneuvering through the complex and changing landscape of partnership development while building positive, long-lasting relationships.

Values

  • Our values of integrity,transparency and accountability are woven with the Seven Sacred Teachings of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, creating our unique DNA. 
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Recognition

Âsokan is an industry leader. His connections in industry and with Indigenous communities are unparalleled. Recently he has been recognized by a number of organizations.
Medal
2022 Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
Award
Junior Achievement (JA) Northern Alberta Business Hall of Fame 2022 Innovator Award
leader
Named One of 10 Most Innovative Business Leaders to Follow in 2022
top 50
Top 50 Under 50
dynamic
One of Canada's Top 20 Dynamic CEOs

Our Purpose

Empowering indigenous lives today, with tomorrow in mind.

Âsokan Generational Developments is a consultancy firm that specializes in Indigenous governance and capacity building, as well as ESG Framework development, and negotiation and project management of Indigenous-industry partnerships. Âsokan is the Cree word for “bridge”, which is exactly the role the Âsokan Generational Developments has been created, to connect between industry and Indigenous communities. The organization’s ultimate goal is to Empower Indigenous Lives today, with Tomorrow In Mind.

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