About the Purdy Crawford Chair

Aboriginal community leaders speak to the need for entrepreneurship, business investment and corporate skills training to create a model of self-reliance. Cape Breton University is committed to meeting this challenge through the establishment of a Chair unique to Aboriginal business needs.p-crawford-chair-keith-brown

The Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies will promote interest among Canada’s Aboriginal people in the study of business at the post-secondary level, while undertaking pure and applied research specific to Aboriginal communities. The Chair will focus attention and research efforts on the Membertou Business Model, Unama’ki Partnership Model and national and international comparative analysis.

The Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies resides in Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business and is held by CBU Vice-President, Dr. Keith G. Brown. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Brown has demonstrated interest and commitment to Aboriginal education. His professional and academic experience spans local, regional and national First Nations issues and he is recognized as an international educator, author and speaker on the subject of Cultural Tourism Marketing. His demonstrated leadership has supported partnerships, research, programming, national accomplishments and most importantly, successful graduates. In his role as a Shannon School of Business faculty member, Dr. Brown sees the establishment of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies as a critical next step to guide and generate business strategies destined to influence and impact Aboriginal communities across Canada.

Cape Breton University is Atlantic Canada’s leader in Aboriginal post-secondary education with more than 500 Aboriginal graduates holding Cape Breton University degrees. Through the establishment of this Chair, and with Dr. Brown as its first leader, CBU continues to strengthen its regional and national presence and identify additional areas for student and academic advancement.

Purdy Crawford Chair wjit Lnui-mtmo’taqn Ekina’masuti

L’nuk wutank nuji-alsusultijik wesku’tmi’tij tel-nuta’q wen alsutmn utmo’taqn, investewin wen utmo’taqn, aq ku’knmn wen ta’n koquey nuta’q aq wen ntawa’qa’tun koquey klaman kisi-wuli-newtipukuitew. Unama’kiey Espi-Kina’matnewo’kuom na melkuktik kisi-tla’teken ula, kisi-tu’tij we’kaw Chair tetapuamu’k wjit lnui-mtmo’taqn meta kesi-nuta’q.

Purdy Crawford Chair wjit L’nui-mtmo’taqn Ekina’masuti ktmoqjentew nekmewey wjit Kanataewe’k lnu’k kinu’tmasultitaq espi-kina’matnewo’kuomk, ke’sk elukwatmi’tij ta’n kejitumk koquey tele’k wjit lnueye’l wutanl. Chair ankaptitew aq kwiltew ta’n tel-kis tla’sik koquey Maupeltu utmo’taqnuow, Unama’ki Toqi-lukutite’wk utmo’taqnuow tela’sik, aq ta’n teli-istue’k Kanataewey aq wsitqamu’kewey.

Purdy Crawford Chair wjit Lnui-mtmo’taqn Ekina’masuti etek Unama’kiey Espi-Kina’matno’kuomey Shannon School of Business aq ta’n wen nujo’tk na CBU Vice-President, Dr. Keith G. Brown.  Ki’s weja’tekemk nesisi-punqek, Dr. Brown ekinua’teket ta’n teli-sespite’tk aq teli-ika’lsit wjit lnuey ekina’matnewey. Nekm ta’n telpukuit aq ta’n teli-espikina’masit wejiaq ta’n koquey kejitoq aq nemitoq weja’tekemk tett, tette’le’l, aq Kanataewe’l l’nue’l koque’l aq tel-nmiut kutey msit tami wsitqamu’k ekinamuete’w, nuji-wi’kikete’w aq nuji-tlewistoq wjit Cultural Tourism. Kejitasik Ta’n tel-klu’sit nikanus, Kisi-apoqnmatkl toqi-lukutimkl, Kwilmik Koquey, programsl, Kanataewe’l kisa’tasikl aq ta’n koquey  mawi-espite’tasik na kelu’lk tela’taqitijik graduatesik. Ta’n nekm telukwet wjit Shannon School of Business, Dr. Brown tel-nmitoq ika’tasik Purdy Crawford Chair wjit Lnu-mtmoqtaqn wjit ta’n tettuji-nuta’q ilutasin aq l’tasin wtmo’taqne’l strategisl klaman kisi-assitew aq kisi-impactewa’tal L’nue’katil Kanata.

Unama’kiewy Espi’kina’matnewo’kuom na Atlantic Kanataewey Ikanus wjit L’nuey Espi-Kina’matnewey meta piamiw naniski-mtln te’sijik l’nuk weji-graduatewultijik kekunmi’titl Unamikiewe’l Espi-kina’matnewe’l degreesl. Meta Wula kisi-tasik “Chair” aq Dr. Brown amskwesewy nikanus, CBU ne’kaw pmi-mlkiknewa’tew tette’le’l aq ma’w Kanata kjijitasin aq kisi-wi’tmn ktikl tami se’k wjit ekinamasultite’wk aq wjit espi-kina’masimk siawa’sin.

Selected Research