economic diversification

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Forwarding First Nation Goals Through Enterprise Ownership: The Mikisew Group Of Companies

Forwarding First Nation Goals Through Enterprise Ownership: The Mikisew Group Of Companies

The Mikisew Group of Companies (Mikisew Group) is the business arm of the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN). Founded in 1991 using monies from a $26.6 million land claim settlement with the governments of Alberta and Canada, it has achieved remarkable success. This success is evident in the wide…

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Native Entrepreneurship in South Dakota: A Deeper Look

Native Entrepreneurship in South Dakota: A Deeper Look

Native Entrepreneurship in South Dakota: a Deeper Look is designed to raise the profile of Native entrepreneurship in South Dakota and offer lessons for policymakers, foundations, tribes, and non-profits in developing effective policies and strategies. The research identified the following key…

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Best Practices Case Study (Economic Realization): Hupacasath First Nation

Best Practices Case Study (Economic Realization): Hupacasath First Nation

When Hupacasath Chief Judith Sayers and council decided to harness the power running through their lands, the result was a best practices model of how to build a small hydro project. Widespread opposition to the Duke Point natural gas facility in the late ‘90s was the impetus for council to…