Indigenous Agriculture and Food

As Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, FCC is proud to provide on and off-reserve financing and resources to Indigenous entrepreneurs, economic development corporations and First Nations communities.

Building a diverse industry is top priority and an integral part of FCC’s mandate. First Nations, Métis and Inuit have always been involved in agriculture and food and are uniquely positioned to reclaim their food sovereignty and grow successful businesses.

FCC has lending, products and services to help you, your business and your community fully realize your goals. In addition to agriculture activities, we’ve also expanded our eligibility to include traditional Indigenous harvesting from natural sources.

Agriculture activities

  • Grains, oilseeds and pulse crops
  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Farmed fish
  • Peat moss

Traditional Indigenous harvesting

  • Wild rice
  • Wild mushrooms
  • Pine tree sap
  • Wild berries
  • Fire weed
  • Various herbs and spices
  • Fresh water wild fish

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To learn more about how FCC is supporting Indigenous business, contact us.

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FCC offers lending and tools to help turn your dreams into reality.

Knowledge resources

Learn how Indigenous-owned, Manitoulin Island Brewery is innovating and building their brand while connecting to culture and community.

Understand the different paths, and rules and regulations when purchasing land as a First Nation.

Chief Roy Fox of the Kainai-Blood Tribe near Stand Off, Alta., describes how the business relationship between Kainai Forage and Indigena Capital has strengthened his operation and community.

Explore the bigger picture

Check out FCC reports and resources on opportunities in agriculture and food.

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