“Capacity Building”. Everyone is talking about it. Sometimes it seems like it is the latest buzz word. Usually it is used in the context of “we need to build capacity”. Sometimes it is used as an excuse for inaction like “they don’t have the capacity”. Does capacity building unfairly target First Nations? Trying to define it seems like trying to pin Jell-O to the wall. And yet, the concept has endurance. We use it all the time. So what is capacity building? What are we building capacity for? Does it have any real meaning or is this just another empty slogan?