Resource Library

3 years 5 months
2010 /
Integrated Asset Building Strategies for Reservation-Based Communities: A 27-Year Retrospective of First Nations Development InstituteChapters 1,2,3,4,6,& 7Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating for Systemic Change, Capitalizing Indian Communities
3 years 5 months
2010 /
This report is the culmination of two years ofresearch funded by NeighborWorks America (NeighborWorks) and Stewart Title Company (Stewart Title), and we thank them for their generous support. We also acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our funders.The information contained in this...
3 years 5 months
2011 /
The Esdilagh First Nation Economic Opportunities Study was funded by the New Relationship Trust (NRT) in 2009 and was developed concurrently with the Economic Development Governance Strategy funded by INAC Community Economic Opportunities Fund (CEOP). The study was produced to meet the following strategic community objective.
3 years 5 months
2010 /
Given the importance of tourism in the traditional territory, the [X] First Nation support the following set of guiding principles that have been identified by the ____ to aid with tourism development: The ____ want to develop a tourism industry that balances respect of their culture, traditional lifestyle, and the natural environment with economic growth.The ____ want to develop entrepreneurial...
3 years 5 months
2010 /
BC First Nations communities have relied on the lands, waters and resources in their traditional territories, as the primary economic driver for thousands of years. Today, many of the natural resources are rapidly depleting due to climate change, pollution, urbanization, natural and/or man-made disasters (i.e. mountain pine beetle infestation, oil spills). There are opportunities for First...
3 years 5 months
2010 / PDF
Business planning templates from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  These tools can be used to assist in planning a new business. 
3 years 5 months
2010 /
Journey to Success is the result of the attention paid to the needs of Aboriginal women entrepreneurs by federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal leaders through the FPTA Forum working to strengthen Aboriginal participation in the economy.The Guide reflects input from Aboriginal women across the country, individual entrepreneurs and representatives of Aboriginal women's organizations.
3 years 5 months
2010 /
This report provides an overview and analysis of Aboriginal access to capital issues witha particular focus on Western and Northern Canada.The report is divided into twosections: the first section is descriptive, providing an overview of access to capital issuesand barriers and presenting a conceptual framework to help inform policy analysis and development.The second section is more prescriptive...
3 years 5 months
2009 /
The primary purpose of this initiative is to provide an introductory level Aboriginal Community Economic Development (ACED) 'Tool Box". The Aboriginal Business Service Network goal is to improve the capacity of current Economic Development Officers and Aboriginal business development officers and practitioners who are serving Aboriginal communities in BC.
3 years 5 months
2011 /
Qualicum First Nation is a small reserve located 14 km north of Qualicum Beach, B.C. on Vancouver Island. Based on the traditions and location of long ago, the Qualicum First Nation (hereinafter referred to as “QFN”) operates a campground during the summer months each year where the Big Qualicum River spills into the sea and where the people of central Vancouver Island would gather to harvest and...

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