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Hoka! Coffee gets off the ground in Pine Ridge

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Indianz.com
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Some people are lucky enough to find a job that stimulates their passions, Sharice Davids just happens to be one of those people.

Sharice’s recently created a coffee company on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Taking inspiration from the Lakota language she decided to name her company Hoka! Coffee...

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Michaud, David. "Hoka! Coffee gets off the ground in Pine Ridge." Native Sun News. September 3, 2013. Article. (http://www.indianz.com/News/2013/010975.asp, accessed June 1, 2023)

Indian Pride: Episode 108: Economic Development

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Prairie Public
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This episode of the "Indian Pride" television series, aired in 2007, explores the economic development efforts of selected Native nations cross Indian Country. It also features an interview with Lance Morgan, CEO of the Winnebago Trib'es Ho-Chunk, Inc., who provides an overview of the evolution of Ho-Chunk, Inc. and how it is working to grow and diversify the Winnebago Tribe's economy in order to make it sustainable.

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Prairie Public. "Indian Pride (Episode 108): Economic Development." Indian Pride television series. Prairie Public. Fargo, North Dakota. 2007. Video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFibj75MUi0, accessed July 24, 2023)

Minding Our Own Businesses: how to create support in First Nations communities for Aboriginal Business

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The purpose of the project was to investigate what other First Nations have done to support their small business operators, and to create a process to look at what could be done in your community...

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McBride, John and Ray Gerow. "Minding Our Own Businesses: how to create support in First Nations communities for Aboriginal Business."  The Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University. Burnaby BC. September 2004. Paper.

Best Practices Case Study (Economic Realization): Osoyoos Indian Band

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The Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) is located in the interior of British Columbia. They are a member community of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. The Band was formed in 1877 and is home to about 370 on-reserve band members. The goal of the OIB is to move from dependency to a sustainable economy like that that existed before contact. 

Situated on 32,200 acres in one of Canada's premier agricultural and tourism regions, the land has offered the band opportunities in agriculture, eco-tourism, commercial, industrial, and residential developments. With a focus on supportive education and training, the band operates its own business, health, social, educational and municipal services. The result is virtually no unemployment and financial independence...

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National Centre for First Nations Governance. "Best Practices Case Study (Economic Realization): Osoyoos Indian Band." A Report for the National Centre for First Nations Governance. The National Centre for First Nations Governance. Canada. June 2009. Case study. (https://fngovernance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ER_Osoyoos.pdf, accessed March 7, 2023)