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Women's Economic Empowerment - A CESO Perspective [Canadian Executive Service Organization, CESO]

Canadian Executive Service Organization

"CESO (Canadian Executive Service Organization)has mentored thousands of women over its 45-year history. Through this experience CESO has refined its partnership model, which works by aligning client needs with the specific expertise of volunteer advisors who have, on average, 25 years of experience and who are leaders in their industries and professions. CESO’s international work in economic development and governance illustrates the positive impact and lasting change that is possible through targeted support at the individual, business, and government level.

Prosperity through Partnerships: Framing the Future of Aboriginal Economic Participation [Public Policy Forum]

Public Policy Forum
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"To bring together industry leaders and Aboriginal organizations to share best practices in partnership building and promote further engagement from both communities, the Public Policy Forum organized a national workshop at The Westin in Ottawa on June 4, 2009, with a private reception the evening before.

Policy Brief No.17: Business and Politics in Aboriginal Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Institute on Governance (IOG)
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"Conventional wisdom suggests that politics and business need to be completely separate from one other. This policy brief suggests that this 'wisdom' needs to be re-examined."

Institutional Determinants of Profitable Commercial Forestry Enterprises among First Nations in Canada [Canadian Journal of Forest Research, CJFR]

Canadian Journal of Forest Research (CJFR)
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"This paper uses survey information to examine several common assertions about the institutional prerequisites for successful profitability when a First Nation enters an economic enterprise either independently or in joint effort with an outside firm. In the winter of 2004-2005, we interviewed managers on both the First Nations and private sides of joint ventures and other business alliances in Canada, to determine what affected their recent profitability experience. We gathered information on the ages, sizes, and activities of the firms.

Relating Practice to Theory in Indigenous Entrepreneurship: a Pilot Investigation of the Kitsaki Partnership Portfolio [American Indian Quarterly, AIQ]

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ)
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Article describes how economic participation must be on their own terms and for their own purposes. Also, traditional lands, history, culture and values all play a critical role in economic development. In order to attempt to compete in the global economy on their own terms, Indigenous people are using all types of partnerships, both among themselves and with non-Indigenous enterprises. A case study of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band is used as they are recognized as one of the leaders in economic development in Canada.

Introduction to Business and Management [Captus Press]

Captus Press

"To survive and prosper in today's business world requires an understanding of the broader issues that organizations face - the social, political and economic environment within which they operate. The fundamental aim of this course is to help you better understand the nature of organizations, how they are managed, and how they must deal with challenging, contemporary issues.

Brand Membertou: Walking in Two Different Worlds [Cape Breton University, CBU]

Cape Breton University (CBU)
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"Bernd Christmas, CEO of Membertou First Nation near Sydney, NS, ponders some obstacles which he and his staff have encountered over the past number of years, in their quest to establish a strong brand and strong brand recognition for this First Nation community of 1100. They realize Membertou’s journey from a community with a massive operating deficit and escalating welfare costs, to one with budget surpluses and economic renewal has been seen as a model for First Nations development in Canada.

The use of joint ventures to accomplish Aboriginal economic development: two examples from British Columbia [International Journal of the Commons]

International Journal of the Commons
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"Aboriginal economic development” differs from other forms of development by emphasizing aboriginal values and community involvement. Joint ventures, while providing business advantages, may not be able to contribute to aboriginal economic development. This paper examines two joint ventures in the interior of British Columbia to examine their ability or inability to contribute the extra dimensions of development desired by aboriginal communities.

AFM 3 - Business Law [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

This is the third course in the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Program. It offers Aboriginal financial managers the opportunity to learn about legal and legislative requirements and practices that occur in activities undertaken by Aboriginal organizations.

Tips for Hiring Aboriginal Employees [Aboriginal Human Resource Council, AHRC]

Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC)

"Culturally-sensitive and effective interviewers know the background, experience and culture of the job candidates they interview and respond to each candidate on the basis of individual merit. By understanding that limited availability of work, lack of training opportunities, distance from major economic centres and a variety of personal factors may be responsible for inconsistent work records, the interviewer can more accurately assess an Aboriginal candidate’s resume."


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