Other Resources

Aboriginal Strategic Committee (March 2008) “Community Futures British Columbia Aboriginal Engagement Toolkit.”https://www.communityfutures.ca/images/small-business-links/CFDA_Aboriginal_EngagementToolkit_revised_January_08.pdf

This toolkit provides information requested by Community Futures Managers, to assist them in better understanding the history and current environment impacting BC’s Aboriginal peoples and to provide guidelines, proven effective by their peers, for relationship building. The toolkit also includes community economic development project best practices, which have been undertaken by Community Futures in partnership with Aboriginal peoples. [FN]

Brenco Media (2001) “Venturing Forth” Educational TV Serieshttp://www.venturingforth.com/Summaries/Season_1/index.html

Must Purchase DVD to view episodes, these are summary of Venturing Forth show that ran in 2001:   The premiere episode of Venturing Forth presents a stark contrast. The devastating consequences caused by the loss of Aboriginal economies – the outcome of imposed dependency – is compared with the benefits of becoming independent through pursuing one’s own business. Meet natives of Prince Rupert, British Columbia whose company assists Aboriginal people in getting a business off the ground, and learn about some positive initiatives that are changing and influencing Aboriginal economies across the country. [FN][M][I]

The Business Link (2009) “Indigenous Business Planning Workbook.” https://businesslink.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Business-Planning-Workbook.pdf

Aboriginal Business Development Services (ABDS) is a specialized service of The Business Link designed to assist Alberta Aboriginal entrepreneurs by providing personal “one-on-one” service, Informative guides, Small business training, Business library resources, Guest Advisor Program, Networking events and Connections to a network of service providers. [FN]

CANDO (2011-2016) “Strategic Plan.” http://www.edo.ca/downloads/cando-strategic-plan-2011.pdf

CANDO is Aboriginal-controlled, community-based and membership-driven, and directed by a national elected Board of EDOs which represents each region of Canada. As a federally registered, non-profit society, CANDO is instrumental in facilitating partnerships with EDOs, academics, Aboriginal leaders and senior corporate and government representatives. [FN]

Department of Economic Development & TransportationNunavut (n.d.) “Seven Steps to help you start your business: A popular guide to starting a business in Nunavut.”https://gov.nu.ca/edt/information/seven-steps-help-you-start-your-business-overview

The Department of Economic Development & Transportation is pleased to introduce this new popular guide to starting a business in Nunavut. [I]

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (November 2006) “The Best Practices Toolkit: Strategies and Tools for Employing Aboriginal People.” http://www.centralalberta.ab.ca/imagesedit/Edmonton%20Workforce%20Connection%20BP%20Toolkit.pdf

This toolkit has been prepared to help employers think through how they can work with Aboriginal employees so the working experience is mutually beneficial. To collect best practices, interviews were conducted with service providers and organizations that have successfully recruited and retained Aboriginal employees. This document is intended to dispel some myths, to inspire new thinking and to provide access to resources to support your own success. [FN]

Indian Country Today Media Network (February 2012) “Business Hall of Fame Inductees Emphasize Community.” Indian Country Today Media Network.com http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/02/14/business-hall-of-fame-inductees-emphasize-community-97631

The awards, designed to showcase people who have contributed to economic stability and sustainability in their communities, were held on February 7 and bestowed by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). [FN]

Kelley, Robin (2002) “FIRST NATIONS GAMBLING:  Policy in Canada.” THE JOURNAL OF ABORIGINAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, VOLUME 2 / NO. 2 / 2002, Pg 41-55 http://iportal.usask.ca/docs/Journal%20of%20Aboriginal%20Economic%20Development/JAED_v2no2/JAED_v2no2_Article_pg41-55.pdf

In recent years, some First Nations across Canada have pursued increased gambling opportunities within their communities. The introduction of on-reserve gambling is seen as an important opportunity to help stimulate economic development, create jobs, and provide revenues to develop much needed infrastructure and social programs. [FN]

Luniw, Karen (March 31, 2011) “Top 10 Tips for attracting all the Business you want.” Native Business Development Magazine.  http://www.nbdm.ca/blog/top-10-tips-for-attracting-all-the-business-you-want

In the ‘New Economy’, that is in the post-recession economy, many people still have money, but how they spend it is very different. Many are still fearful about their jobs and so they are cautious about whom they spend their money with.  It’s easy to blame the economy or others for how your business is hurting, but here are a few tips to make sure you get out of your own way, so you can attract the customers you want. [FN]

Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (2012) “Aboriginal Business Development Toolkit.”https://www.ontario.ca/document/indigenous-business-development-toolkit

If you’re an Aboriginal person thinking about starting or expanding a business, this toolkit has been developed with you in mind.  While many helpful guides exist, this document includes considerations that may be of particular interest to you, your family and your community.  Whether you live on-reserve, in a small town, or in a large city, this toolkit provides business development supports, tools and information to help you start and operate a successful business. [FN]

Parliament of Canada (May 2012) “Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.” Issue 18 – Evidence – May 15, 2012http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/sen/committee/411/APPA/18EV-49543-E.HTM

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 9:32 a.m. to examine and report on the evolving legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada. [M]

ReynoldsAnthony (2001) “THREE YEARS ON: What Has Happened to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal peoples?” THE JOURNAL OF ABORIGINAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, VOLUME 2 / NO. I / 2001, Pg 93-100  http://iportal.usask.ca/docs/Journal%20of%20Aboriginal%20Economic%20Development/JAED_v2no1/JAED_v2no1_Article_pg93-100.pdf

It is essential for this federal government to state clearly in public what it has been willing to implement in practice, so that Canadians understand the justice inherent in an Aboriginal order of government, an adequate land base and an honored place for Aboriginal cultures and peoples as central to Canadian identity in the 21st century. [FN]


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