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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.

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."

Working with Aboriginal Colleagues [Aboriginal Human Resource Council, AHRC]

Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC)

"Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada) are known as storytellers. This has been a sacred process that is viewed by many as the soul of the people. This soul of every native culture has always found its surest expression in stories. Without the written language culture, all traditional customs were shared by storytelling, and passed down in this same manner over many generations. Given this cultural background, five suggestions can guide the ways you listen to Aboriginal colleagues"

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion [Aboriginal Human Resource Council, AHRC]

Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC)

"Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion training helps organizations climb our seven-stage Inclusion Continuum to create workplaces of inclusion through an effective ensemble of learning modules and essential tools that position them to become employers of choice to Aboriginal talent."

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) [Native Women's Association of Canada, NWAC]

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
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ASETS Program

Aboriginal women looking for employment and training support services can receive:

access to labour market information
use of computers and phones (in most areas)
a complete service needs assessment;
funding for training and upgrading (based on eligibility, assessment, approval and availability of funds);
referral to other employment agencies or support organizations.

Background Paper: Canada - Aboriginal Peoples Roundtable - Economic Opportunities Sectoral Session [Native Women's Association of Canada, NWAC]

Native Women's Association of Canada
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"Canadian Aboriginal women share this global experience of discrimination and violations of their fundamental rights, as evidenced by the high levels of violence against Aboriginal women, inadequate housing and income, and the low levels of employment, education, entrepreneurship and overall economic advancement. They rely more heavily on social assistance and are more likely to head up a single parent family than their male counterparts. Aboriginal women face socio- economic challenges unlike those faced by any other woman in the country."


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