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Aboriginal Business Canada
As part of Industry Canada, ABC provides business services and support (including contribution grants) to Canadian First Nation; Inuit and Métis individuals and organizations.

Aboriginal Financial Officers Association
The main body of Financial Officers for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit governments, organizations and businesses.

CANDO--Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers

CESO Aboriginal Services - a federally funded, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization providing social and economic development expertise to Canadian Aboriginal Peoples. Their Volunteer Advisors transfer technical and managerial expertise such as start-up or running of Aboriginal owned businesses, establishing or improving businesses and community governments, housing projects, on-reserve business opportunities, and more.

Conference Board of Canada
Conference Board of Canada: this site highlights the Board's leadership in addressing issues related to Corporate-Aboriginal Relations, Aboriginal Economic Development, and Aboriginal Learning Technologies. The site will act as a vehicle for communication, co-ordination and co-operation between stakeholders working to create opportunities and eliminate barriers to Aboriginal self-reliance.

Department of Indian and Northern Affairs

First Nation Regulatory Environment
Frequently asked questions about doing business with First Nations.

Métis Nation of Ontario

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Includes the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award winners.

National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (N.A.C.C.A.)
A list of Aboriginal Financial Institutions across the country.

National Association of Friendship Centres

Native Investments & Trade Association

Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat

Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Inuit Business Directory

Strategis Aboriginal Business Map
A compendium of Aboriginal business links by region or topic of interest.

Employment, Education and Youth

Aboriginal Resource Guide
A user friendly tool to help develop or enhance business skills.

Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative
Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative - AWPI: A partnership initiative of the federal government, AWPI is committed to increasing the participation of Aboriginal peoples in the labour market by educating and informing employers about the advantages of hiring Aboriginal peoples.

Aboriginal Youth Business Council
A Web site acting as a resource for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth in business, wanting to start up a business or learn about business.


Aboriginal Multi-Media Society

Aboriginal Times
A national guide to business, economic development, events & opportunities.

Aboriginal Youth Network News

Nunatsiaq News
Features the Nunavut and Nunavik editions of Nunatsiaq News.


First Nations Fiscal Institution Initiative

Aboriginal Business Procurement
Aboriginal Business Procurement- The federal government procurement strategy for Aboriginal businesses which also includes the 'Aboriginal Suppliers Inventory', that lists businesses that can provide a wide range of goods and services; a valuable tool for interested parties who are looking for Aboriginal businesses that can supply the goods and services they need.'

Assembly of First Nations

Aboriginal Canada Portal
Information on Aboriginal issues, government programs and services.

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