Economic

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 »

10th Annual Native American Economic Summit

By Kim Baca From learning how to get ahead in a career to encouraging Pueblo women to get involved in local or statewide politics as another way to serve your community, female Native American business and government leaders offered advice and experience in hopes that they’ll inspire the next generation of Native women. “I hope that when girls see me, ... Read More »

Aboriginal Designers Cooperative

On September 2, 2015 the Aboriginal Designers Cooperative opened its doors, located on the main floor of Neechi Commons at 865 Main Street, Winnipeg Manitoba. The cooperative is made up of 6 Aboriginal Designers from Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. The cooperative is brand new. It began with a conversation Iris Lauzon (of Iris Lauzon Designs) had with a few designers, ... Read More »

RUSSELL F. PEDRO

Business Development Specialist for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico (AICCNM) and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center. He is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, Village of Paraje – one of the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes of New Mexico, located 45 miles west of Albuquerque. Russell is passionate about Native Small Business, Community and ... Read More »

The World Indigenous Business Forum

The World Indigenous Business Forum is a platform that engages Indigenous people in global economic discussions. There are four main sectors that focus on Global Indigenous Issues: Community, Industry, Academic and Government. The Sixth Forum was held in Honolulu, Hawaii October 27 to October 29, 2015. Some of the highlights included Opening Ceremonies on the beautiful grounds of the Iolani ... Read More »

U.S. Resources

THE NATIVE AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NADC)   The Native American Development Corporation was established in 1996. The intent of the organization is to act as a liaison for state, regional, national and international economic development organizations and agencies for American Indian owned businesses in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota.   As a hub for American Indian businesses, NADC provides ... Read More »

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