Global Context of Business

Anderson, Robert B. , Leo Paul Danab, and Teresa E. Danac (February 2006) “Indigenous land rights, entrepreneurship, and economic development in Canada: “Opting-in” to the global economy.” Journal of World Business, Volume 41, Issue 1

Traditional lands and resources are the foundation upon which indigenous people intend to rebuild the economies of their nations and so improve the socioeconomic circumstance of their people—individuals, families, communities, and nations. This paper explores business development activities that flow from the later aspect of indigenous land rights in a Canadian context, suggesting that the process is a particular and important instance of social entrepreneurship. [FN]

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (May 2012) “Manitobah Mukluks – Job Creation and Economic Development.”

Founded by two Métis siblings, Manitobah Mukluks has grown from a tiny native crafts outlet to a thriving commercial operation, providing employment and taking the worldwide fashion industry by storm. [M]

Indian Country Today Media Network (November 2011) “First Nations Trade Mission to China a Multicultural Celebration.” Indian Country Today Media

“First Nations are pursuing economic development opportunities at home and abroad,” said Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), in a statement. “Our trade mission to China has proven to be an effective way to strengthen our relationship with one of the world’s economic leaders. In our many meetings, we received a clear signal from government officials and the private sector of their willingness to work with First Nations in ways that are respectful, responsible and sustainable—an approach that is key to successful partnerships.” [FN]

Raven’s Eye Staff (2001) “Metis entrepreneur goes high-tech with temperature loggers.” Volume: 5 Issue: 6 Year: 2001 Page 11 Raven’s Eye

When he founded ACR Systems back in 1983, Albert C. Rock, an entrepreneur of Metis Cree heritage, was a high-tech explorer-always looking for new and better ways to do things. [M]

Smyth, Naomi (2008) “Khot-La-Cha: Keeping First Nations’ Culture Alive Through Native Crafts.” Taking Care of Business: Indigenous Business Case Studies Pages 121-155 Call Number: HD 2358 T35 2008

One of Chief Simon and Emily Baker’s nine children, Nancy, saw great potential in the family business.  She purchased it in 1989 and, within five years, almost tripled the revenues of Khot-La-Cha.  In 1994, as a result of her achievements, Nancy was named as the runner-up in the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.  This further raised the business’s profile and helped launch its exporting activities.  Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Nancy has participated in trade missions to German, England and Japan and now generates a large portion of her revenues through exporting to the United States. [FN]


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