In 2017, there were nearly 19,000 businesses located in Indigenous communities (approximately 17,000 in First Nations communities and 2,000 in Inuit communities). Combined, these businesses generated just over $10 billion in total revenue and $0.4 billion in profits in the reference year of this study.
Governance is the process of how your First Nation manages decision-making. Governance describes who has power, who makes decisions, how others make their voices heard, and what goes into reports and financial statements. The policies and activities of a First Nation flow from its governance structure.
“The objectives of the summit were as follows: 1. to raise the public profile of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education and to promote awareness of the need to eliminate the gaps in education outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners at the elementary-secondary and postsecondary levels; 2. to engage and build support for partnerships, based on dialogue and engagement strategies, with national and regional Aboriginal organizations; 3. to identify potential areas for action to meet the goals of Learn Canada 2020; 4.
“This dissertation explores the economic development objectives and strategies of the First Nations in Canada with three objectives: (i) identify their approach to development, (ii) develop a theoretical perspective capable of providing insight into this approach, and (iii) investigate the activities of First Nations in Saskatchewan to determine if they are consistent with the expected characteristics of the First Nations’ development approach and the proposed theoretical perspective.”