AANDC works to increase First Nation, Inuit and Métis participation in the workforce across Canada.
The following stories showcase successes in Aboriginal communities and businesses demonstrating real progress in economic development.
|Swan Lake First Nation – Investment in its Community Development Projects
See how the Swan Lake First Nation, located in southwestern Manitoba, has achieved economic success through investment in its community development projects.
|Tli Cho Landtran
The Tlicho Investment Corporation of Behchokö, Northwest Territories owns the subsurface and surface rights as a self government, 39,000 sq km of land where a lot of trucking is happening, on that land.
|Nations Construction Consulting
Deanna Johnson, an Aboriginal woman living in Chilliwack, British Columbia, has proven that women can succeed in the construction world. Through her business Nations Construction & Consulting, she helps building quality homes for First Nations people and inspires her community.
|First Nations Land Management Signing Ceremony
More and more First Nations are beginning to realize the economic development benefits that come from direct management of their reserve lands. On April 13, 2012, 18 First Nations from across Canada signed on to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, which allows First Nations to move beyond the Indian Act to assume control over their reserve land, resources and environment.
|Promoting Business Ventures and Partnerships
See how from the desert vineyards of Southern British Columbia, to the frozen tundra high above the Arctic Circle, to the urban centre of Winnipeg and the rocky shores of Newfoundland, First Nations, Inuit and Métis are establishing and promoting business ventures and partnerships that will provide long term employment and benefits for years to come.
|Wawatay Native Communications Society
Wawatay Native Communications Society, located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, provides media services in television, radio and newsprint to communities throughout Northern Ontario.
|Valuable Partnerships and Unique Opportunities at the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow
The Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow was hosted by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and supported by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on October 24 and 25, 2011 in Ottawa.
|Manitobah Mukluks – Job Creation and Economic Development
Founded by two Métis siblings, Manitobah Mukluks has grown from a tiny native crafts outlet to a thriving commercial operation, providing employment and taking the worldwide fashion industry by storm.
|Whitecap Dakota First Nation Economic Development Partnerships
Whitecap Dakota First Nation demonstrates the importance of establishing solid partnerships with neighbouring communities to support mutually beneficial economic plans such as the Dakota Dunes Golf Course and the Dakota Dunes Casino.
|Wikwemikong Development Commission
The Wikwemikong Development Commission helps community members develop and realize economic opportunities from construction to modern communications, while keeping touch with their traditional values.
|An Electrifying Partnership: Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Manitoba Hydro
The Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Manitoba Hydro partner up to benefit all. Read on to learn more about this profitable partnership.
|Uncovering Lost Potential at Jean Marie River First Nation
Progress stood still at Jean Marie River First Nation’s sawmill until the Community Opportunities Sawmill study came to town.
|A Taste of Success: Nk'Mip Cellars, Osoyoos, British Columbia
Enjoy the finest of wines at Nk’mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal owned and operated winery in North America.
|Investing in Métis Future
Learn more about the Clarence Campeau Development Fund, helping Métis people and businesses get ahead.
|A Cowgirl's Success
Dawn-Rae Gray tells of her great business achievements through the Aboriginal Business Development Plan.
|Roots & Shoots Engages Aboriginal Youth
Roots and Shoots embodies the true meaning of sustainable development by encouraging Aboriginal youth to be aware of the people, animals and environment around them. The outcomes of this program are remarkable!