Indigenous Business in Canada: Principles and Practices

Later this year, the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies will publish a collection of papers on Indigenous Business in Canada: Principles and Practices authored by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and practitioners. Janice Esther Tulk will introduce the project and then contributing authors will highlight major points from their chapters about how Aboriginal business in Canada differs from the mainstream. Acknowledging that the history of business in Canada predates the fur trade, Katie MacLeod will speak about traditional economies and trade routes, and redistributive economies. Moving forward to current business environment, Mary Beth Doucette will speak from a policy perspective on regulatory frameworks, while Wendy Wadden will speak from a legal perspective on taxation. Keith Brown will address authenticity in Aboriginal tourism marketing. Janice Esther Tulk will provide concluding comments before opening the discussion period.

Presenters:

Janice Esther Tulk, Senior Research Associate, Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies
“Indigenous Business in Canada: An Introduction”

Katie K. MacLeod, PhD candidate, Dalhousie University
“Pre-Contact Economies and the Fur Trade”

Mary Beth Doucette, Executive Director, Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies
“Governance, Law, and Policy”

Wendy Wadden, Instructor of Law, Shannon School of Business
“An Introduction to Taxation”

Keith G. Brown, Vice President, International and Aboriginal Affairs and Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies
“Marketing and Aboriginal Tourism”