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First Nations Inc: First Nations consultants provide vital connections

Part 2 of a series: Building a capacity to lead has emerged as a priority

By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun

Jason Calla’s first job two decades ago at a band office led to years of working in First Nations public policy. But more recently, the 43-year-old Squamish Nation member has been running a small, North Vancouver-based consulting firm and eyeing something completely new: unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Canada: Aboriginal women part of ‘Canadian crisis’ human trafficking report says

The trafficking report found a deep distrust of the police among many aboriginal women, stemming in part from the inherent systemic racism perceived in Canadian institutions.

By: Steve Rennie The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addictions and mental-health problems, says a newly disclosed report.

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Chilliwack-Agassiz a hot spot for aboriginal business

By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun

The Fraser Valley is home to swaths of land owned by several First Nations and many aboriginal businesses here get considerable support from non-profit groups such as the Sto:lo Community Futures, says Bryan Gallagher, who has been doing his PhD on indigenous entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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National Chief – AFN

During a Treaty Roundtable meeting of the Alberta Chiefs, I took note of a federal government document outlining their strategy to define and ultimately impose their own form of self-government. Read more...

Letting go of residential schools

by Gilbert Oskaboose, Nov 1993 First Perspective

There is a lot of "unfinished business" in Indian Country. Garbage that we as a people have never really dealt with. Chief among them is the whole issue of those infamous residential schools and their impact on people. Read more...

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Workforce Report

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report that highlights initiatives to improve the workforce participation of Aboriginal peoples. 

Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada’s Workforce (December 2013)  

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