Economic

Winston Wuttunee

Small Business Winston Wuttunee is an Internationally-known Cree entertainer. well known in the Native community for 40 years, he has travelled throughout Canada, US and overseas, entertaining Prime Ministers and Royals alike. He has wowed audiences as a singer, keynote speaker, and comedian. From the Red Pheasant First Nation, Eagle Hills Saskatchewan, Winston is fluent in Cree, English, French, and ... Read More »

Strong Movers

Small Business An Ojibway from Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba, Kelly was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At age seventeen and having obtained Grade 10, he joined the Army for three years. Then he joined the rest of his family (brothers and father) working for CN Rail as a labourer and machine operator. Kelly was married at the age of 23 ... Read More »

Canadian Resources

THE CANADIAN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NETWORK (CCEDNET) is a national member-led organization committed to strengthening Canadian communities by creating economic opportunities that enhance social and environmental conditions. Several Aboriginal groups are members. ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT CANADA (AANDC) is committed to providing greater opportunities for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and to helping Aboriginal business owners to succeed in their business goals. ... Read More »

SAY Magazine has joined NATIONTALK with its Supporter Partner Program

TORONTO, ON, July 31, 2014 – “Say Magazine adds a trusted distribution channel in NationTalk and NationTalk gains a great source for the much needed insightful content that Say produces”, said Don Barraclough, President and CEO of NationTalk, “This is what partnering in the Aboriginal community is all about, everybody wins.” continued Barraclough. This Media Partnering forged through its Supporter ... Read More »

Achieving Economic Sovereignty Through Energy Development

The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations, is now the source of more than half of all the oil produced on Indian Reservations in the United States. The reservation, situated in the Northwest Region of the State of North Dakota, is located within the Bakken Oil Play – the largest find of technologically recoverable ... Read More »

Fort McKay

Energy and the Oil Sands, Aboriginal Perspectives Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta, Canada with a total population of 750 members, 500 of whom live on reserve, has the geographic distinction of sitting some 60 kilometers from Fort McMurray, Alberta, at the centre of oil sands development. With six major energy players such as Syncrude, Suncor and Shell surrounding Fort McKay, ... Read More »

Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Winnebago Tribal leaders founded Ho-Chunk, Inc. in 1994 with $9 million in casino profits and a single employee Lance Morgan; a Harvard educated attorney and a Winnebago Tribal member. While the corporation started with passive investments to build an investment portfolio, the need for Tribal member job opportunities required the company to build viable business enterprises on the Reservation. Those ... Read More »

The Common Good

The Common Good

Frederico Melville – President, Cementos Progreso It was with great vision and a clear idea of founding one of the first cement factories in Latin America, that in 1899, Carlos Federico Novella, grandfather of Frederico Melville, started the company. At that time cement was not the material used in Guatemala for construction. In 1901 they began selling cement produced at La ... Read More »

North Dakota’s Tribal Colleges Economic Contribution

North Dakota TCs Have Positive Economic Impact on State – Having five tribal colleges in the state means millions of dollars for the North Dakota economy. Last year tribal colleges generated $182 million in the state. That was the total impact of direct and secondary spending by the colleges and their students identified in a report commissioned by the North ... Read More »

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