Since the mid-1990s, PH&N Institutional has worked with many different Indigenous clients and communities across Canada. To each relationship, we bring a breadth of experience developed over time and across many types of investment needs.
Building relationships with Indigenous Peoples across Canada
communities and organizations
invested for their unique needs
as of 09.30.23
PH&N Institutional’s offices reside on traditional, treaty, and unceded territories on what is now known as Canada but still often referred to by some Indigenous Peoples as part of Turtle Island. We travel from the below offices to meet with communities across the country.
Situated on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, the Squamish and the Tsleil-Waututh nations
Situated on Fort William First Nation traditional territory near Thunder Bay, Ontario
Situated on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishinabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat (wen-dat) peoples
Situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka. Home to many First Peoples whose presence here is appreciated and honored
– Gord Keesic, CIM®, MBA
Lac Seul First Nation
Head, PH&N Indigenous Investment Services
Partner with experience and perspective
PH&N Institutional has been investing different types of Indigenous funds for almost three decades: from community trusts, territorial claims and national settlements, to resource-related revenues and corporate funds.
With this accumulated perspective, we work closely with decision-makers and advisors to tailor an investment solution uniquely suited to each client, their beneficiaries, shareholders, and/or community for generations to come.
We strive daily to keep earning the trust of all of our Indigenous clients in urban and remote geographies across the country.
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Traditional symbol holds modern commitment
In the early days of our Indigenous Investment Services group, with a nod to our West Coast origins, Haida artist Jaalen Edenshaw crafted a copper shield for our business. The copper features a traditional Haida figure, the Chief-Under-the-Sea, represented as a house emerging from the ocean. It is said that anyone lucky enough to witness the Chief surfacing will experience good fortune.
Copper shields were used by Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast as a record of honour and measure of wealth. A “copper” holds the accumulated history of respect for its owner and all previous owners. When anyone holds a copper, they must speak the truth; for any mistruth would dishonour the copper and become part of its history.
Credit: Rachel Topham Photography
A Partner within the RBC group of companies
PH&N Indigenous Investment Services is a specialized team within PH&N Institutional, itself a division of RBC Global Asset Management which is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).