"The focus of this discussion is the joint venture that can allow First Nations to enter the resource development and service industries. It can provide incomes, as ell as revenue that can be used to support social spending. Potential benefits of joint ventures include access to the capital, technology, expertise, market access and other benefits offered by a corporate partner."
"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.
"With greater control of capital and resources, many Aboriginal people are gaining the capacity to enter into joint ventures. This is a model of economic partnership with non-Aboriginal society which has been increasingly used in recent years. This paper seeks to generate discussion by raising fundamental questions about the roles of Aboriginal people and the benefits to be derived by them."