“The First Nations–Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) aims to improve the economic prosperity of participating... [more]
"This paper profiles a number of national, regional, and local Aboriginal (Indian, Métis, and Inuit) and non-Aboriginal government sponsored programs and services that promote and support Aboriginal entrepreneurs and small business owners in Canada. Various non-governmental and private support programs intended to support the development and success of Aboriginal entrepreneurs – available through various financial, corporate, academic, and Aboriginal institutions – are also profiled. The paper begins with a descriptive and contextual overview of Aboriginal small businesses and entrepreneurs in Canada. It then maps and describes the various support options. To conclude, the paper poses a number of key questions on support in need of further analysis and research."