National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
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"This paper adds to our knowledge base, by: (1) describing the prevailing views on Aboriginal small business and entrepreneurship; (2) defining small business and entrepreneurship in general terms; (3) describing the current state of First Nation entrepreneurship and small business development in Canada; (4) listing and discussing some of the challenges that First Nation small business owners and entrepreneurs in Canada face, and providing ideas and avenues for the enhanced support and promotion of those entrepreneurs thinking about starting a small business; and (5) highlighting and dis
"The article discusses development of partnerships by mining companies with indigenous people. Several factors have led the international mining sector to develop partnerships with indigenous people. Some of them include growth in acceptance of the Equator Principles, a benchmark for determining risk in project financing, and development of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative to increase the commitment of business enterprises to human rights, labor standards and anti-corruption.
"This report reviews the contexts within which Aboriginal co-operatives exist, considers the suitability of the co-operative model for what Aboriginal leaders say about the kind of economy they wish to encourage, and draws up the findings of eleven case studies to make a series of conclusions and recommendations about the potential for growth for co-operatives owned by Aboriginal peoples for their own purposes. "
"This case study profiles the Cameco Corporation, a uranium company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with a special emphasis on its initiatives related to Aboriginal business and community partnerships. The article identifies what Cameco has done to ensure successful relations with Northern Aboriginal Communities, how successful Aboriginal Business partnerships have been formed, and presents an overall model for how Aboriginal peoples and Corporate Canada can cooperate to drive economic growth for all parties involved."
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy
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"At one level, the story of Membertou First Nation is inspirational. But, this paper identifies some of the unique challenges and barriers faced by First Nations people pursuing opportunities as entrepreneurs. Challenges include issues of political stability; the need to respect the value placed upon community, conservation and sustainability by the culture the limited access to traditional sources of capital and other possible barriers.
"This paper discusses the theme of indigenous entrepreneurship by exploring some false assumptions repeated not only in the popular press, but also by many academics and policy makers, related to the purported perspective of Native American populations regarding property rights, entrepreneurial behavior, and the productive use of environmental resources.
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