Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies

Jones wins Case Writing Contest

Alanna Jones of Garden River First Nation, ON is the overall winner of the Aboriginal Business Case Writing Contest, which was sponsored by the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies at Cape Breton University. Ms. Jones’ case, “To Trust, or Not to Trust?” focusses on challenges of community engagement faced by Garden River First Nation’s Community Trust. Tamara Young of Pictou Landing First Nation, NS was the runner up for her case “Victoria Corner Market,” which addresses issues of marketing for a gas bar in her home community. Ms. Jones is awarded $1000 for being the overall winner, and Ms. Young $200 for being the runner up. The goal of the contest was to increase the number of Aboriginal business cases available for use in post-secondary education and will be made available on the Purdy Crawford Chair website in the coming months.