We recognize the unique history, culture and perspectives of Canada's Indigenous communities. For more than 25 years, we have proudly served these communities and are currently working with over 250 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations.

Our projects have ranged from helping a First Nation build a path-breaking economic governance structure to assisting with land claim negotiations and settlements, governance reviews and corporate structuring. We have the experience and expertise to help your community prosper.


Solutions for Your Success

Here's a snapshot of the consulting services we offer to help your community, business or organization reach its full potential.

  • Strategic Planning

  • Feasibility Analysis

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Business Planning

  • Financial Management Planning

  • Economic Leakage and Impact Studies

  • Infrastructure

  • Child and Family Services

  • Education and Health

  • Economic Development

  • Governance and Administration


    • Performance

      February 28, 2023

      Solving Human Resource Challenges

      First Nations face several unique human resource challenges that can be managed by taking decisive steps and getting external help.

    • Agility

      October 18, 2021

      Enhance and maximize asset management

      A thorough gap analysis by MNP enabled the Kehewin Cree Nation to implement a more effective asset management program and update services to the community.

    • May 05, 2015

      MNP: Right Vision Leads to Success

      Discover how successful First Nation businesses balance wealth creation and community values.

    Contact Our Indigenous Services Team

    Ian Craven, CPA, CMA, MBA, is a Partner in MNP’s Winnipeg office. A professional management consultant for more than 30 years, Ian provides economic and business development research and advice to private and public corporations, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations and government.

    Ian has extensive experience in capital budgeting and cost analysis, with expertise in evaluating large capital projects. His corporate finance expertise includes assessing feasibility, developing plans, assessing acquisitions and negotiating investment and banking. Ian is knowledgeable about the agricultural system in Canada, from farm to export and is experienced with the hospitality, industrial, commercial real estate, retail and agri-food sectors.

    Ian’s agricultural clients include government departments and commodity organizations as well as private businesses. He has completed extensive economic and business development work with Indigenous organizations across Canada, as well as extensive work on governance and structural change. His clients include regional organizations, First Nation chiefs and councils, and Inuit and Métis organizations.

    A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who qualified as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Ian has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and holds the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. He was an inaugural member of the Farm Debt Review Board of Canada for the Manitoba Region, involved with CMA Manitoba and an inaugural member of the board of the CPA Western School of Business.