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Indigenous Studies

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


Indigenous Entrepreneurship: Overview

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

  1. Pow Wow Pitch
  2. Indigenous Entrepreneurs Guide to Starting a Business (Government of Canada)
  3. Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Fund
  4. Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses 
  5. National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association 
  6. Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs 
  7. Funding & Financing 
  8. Indigenous Business Directory

Indigenous Entrepreneurship: DVDs and Streaming

  1. Indigenous Business (Starting and Aboriginal Business On vs. Off a First Nation Reserve) - 6min - Mallory Graham Youtube 
  2. REZX TV: Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs - 30min - Chris Ross Youtube 
  3. Celebrating Indigenous Entrepreneurs (Start up Vancouver) - 2h 10min - Startup Vancouver Youtube


Book cover: The Canadian business owner's guide to reconciliation : best practices for Indigenous inclusion / Alison Tedford Seaweed
Book cover: Indigenous business in Canada: principles and practices
Book cover: American Indian business: principles and practices
Book cover: Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics
Book cover: Sovereign entrepreneurs: Cherokee small-business owners and the making of economic sovereignty