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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples


There are unique challenges and opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs. These challenges and opportunities range from varying governance structures for Indigenous Peoples on and off reserve, as well as colonial legacies and economic disparities. The resources below are specifically collected to help Indigenous Peoples (in Canada or America) navigate the legal and financial aspects of entrepreneurship. 

Indigenous Entrepreneurship: Web Resources
Pow Wow Pitch
Indigenous Entrepreneurs Guide to Starting a Business (Government of Canada)
Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Fund
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses 
National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association 
Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs 
Funding & Financing 

Indigenous Entrepreneurship: DVDs and Streaming
Indigenous Business (Starting and Aboriginal Business On vs. Off a First Nation Reserve) 
REZX TV: Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs 
Celebrating Indigenous Entrepreneurs (Start up Vancouver)


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