Economic

IcMD.ca – “Putting Healthcare in the Hands of our People”

A family doctor is often difficult to find for the average person living in a major urban centre, but it is even more difficult for those living in rural or remote communities. For many First Nations people living on-reserve and for many tribes in the United States access to quality healthcare, medical devices or medications is simply not an option. ... Read More »

The 22nd Annual Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show

The 22nd annual Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show was held May 15 to 17 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The event welcomed over 90 exhibitors and 1000 attendees for a sold out show. Delegates travelled to Winnipeg for the event from across Canada, from as far away as Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well ... Read More »

Sheila North – From CBC Reporter to Grand Chief of MKO

Given the theme for this issue, SAY Magazine is pleased to highlight the career of Grand Chief Sheila North whose leadership has paved the way for many Indigenous people in Manitoba, Canada. She is one of Manitoba’s (and arguably one of Canada’s) most notable female Indigenous leaders. Sheila North is a proud member of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation,and has served as the ... Read More »

Building a Skilled Nêhiyawak Workforce

I remember the first time I heard an elder speak of the term Nêhiyawak. We were meeting with our youth who were embarking on their journey in secondary education. Like many young people, they were having difficulty realizing their full potential – their gifts – and were challenged with staying in school. The elder explained that we were Nêhiyawak people – a deep ... Read More »

Impact of the Inuit Arts Economy Study

In 2015, it was estimated that there were approximately 13,650 Inuit artists, comprising approximately 26% of the overall population of Inuit across Inuit Nunangat (Inuvialuit settlement region, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut) and elsewhere. In July 2017, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) published the Impact of the Inuit Arts Economy, a survey prepared by Big River Analytics that comprehensively looked at the economic impact of different ... Read More »

Bonnie Butlin – Recipient of the “Women of the Decade” Award

Bonnie Butlin is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF). Being the first of its kind, the SPF is an international network of security professionals bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Under the SPF banner, Butlin created the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), which engages a growing network of women in security and ... Read More »

Kluane Adamek

Kluane Adamek’s traditional name is “Aagé”. She is from Kluane First Nation in Yukon, Canada, and from the Dakl’aweidi- Killerwhale Clan. Adamek comes from a diverse background – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – which she believes gives her the ability to view and analyze our world from different perspectives. On her father’s side she is of Tlingit and Southern Tutchone, and on ... Read More »

E-Commerce: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In this day and age, it is very difficult to talk about economic development without discussing the world of e-commerce and the opportunities it presents for anyone with internet access. Not even a decade ago, an overwhelming majority of people were nervous to pull their credit cards out of their wallets, and “give it away” to the internet. Those days ... Read More »

AREA 27: A Captivating Economic Endeavour

Located in the South Okanagan at the northern end of the Sonoran Desert – the only true desert in Canada, which stretches down into Mexico – Area 27 is found north of Osoyoos on 230 acres of land controlled by the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB), and it is the only one of its kind in North America. It boasts of ... Read More »

The Case for Economic Reconciliation in Canada

Dawn Madahbee Leach Interim Chair National Economic Development Board Canada is facing severe economic challenges and, in order to deal with the immediate and longer-term economic situation, all parts of Canada must be either enabled or unfettered to contribute to sustainability for Canada and themselves. First Nations recognize challenges and have been putting out the message that Indigenous prosperity is essential ... Read More »

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