The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. is a non-profit organization established to build leadership capacity in Indigenous people. 

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We are run by Indigenous people and directed by a volunteer board reflecting the diversity of the Indigenous community. 

Our Team

Our training is cutting edge and provided by institutions in Canada and the United States with reputations for delivering world-renowned governance programs.

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When you give to EIYGL, you are giving leadership opportunities to Indigenous youth and investing in their future.

With growing concerns around COVID-19 (coronavirus), The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute would like to assure you that we are committed to your health, safety and well-being. We will continue to monitor the situation day by day and provide updates as they become available. To inquiry about in-person or virtual training please email and one of our staff members will be in contact.

Thank you for your understanding,

Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc.  


Indigenous Languages Revitalization

Indigenous language resources to support the revitalization efforts of communities.

Indigenous Awareness Training

Designed specifically for non-Indigenous people who will be working/interacting with Indigenous people.

Executive Training

Committed to deliver first-class training that is cost efficient and delivered right in your community, organization, or in one of ILDI’s training rooms.

Indigenous Carpentry Program

An Indigenous carpentry program that supports students as they enter the trades industry.


“The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. has provided opportunity for Indigenous communities and organizations to build leadership capacity and create formidable partnerships with corporations that are mutually beneficial to our communities across the globe”.
Phil Fontaine
Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
"The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI) has long been an organization that has brought significant capacity building opportunities to the First Nations of Manitoba. We at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs have, over the years, had an excellent working relationship with ILDI producing important benefits to community economic development initiatives, local governance and program management. I am pleased to offer my full support of ILDI, and know that their efforts will continue to strengthen our First Nation communities."
Ron Evans​
Former Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and former Chief of Norway House Cree Nation
“The Leadership Development Institute has been beneficial to me and my role as Chief, the institute has provided me with the tools I require going forward. ILDI has a very bright future as they not only provide the right tools to their clients they build capacity by bringing those successors back. So proud to say I am one of those successors”.
Shirley Neepin
Former Chief of Fox Lake Cree Nation