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Indigitech

Business & Economics Podcasts

Inspirational conversations with exceptional Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators in Canada.

Inspirational conversations with exceptional Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators in Canada.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Inspirational conversations with exceptional Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators in Canada.

Language:

English

Contact:

9028709662


Episodes

Mike Kuba, MBK Security

1/10/2021
Mike Kuba's contact information: mikekuba@hotmail.com LinkedIn profile

Duration:00:25:15

Frank Busch, CEO/Co-founder of NationFUND

12/18/2020
1:27 Frank describes his move from a national Indigenous financial institute to the newly created NationFUND business. 2:06 Growing up in northern Manitoba and watching the devastating impact of a mine closure. 3:14 How a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies and an aptitude for numbers helped shape his career in finance. 5:04 The value of relationship-building and his role as a translator between 'creatives' and 'the bean-counters.' 6:04 He joins the FNFA thanks to his wife's chance...

Duration:00:40:44

Karen MacKenzie, co-founder MacKintosh Canada/PeopleBest Canada

12/13/2019
Karen MacKenzie is a proud Cree-Métis woman and the co-founder and president of MacKintosh Canada, an indigenous-owned, international consulting company. Karen brings her traditional knowledge of indigenous ways into the contemporary workplace as this wisdom and way-of-being reflect “wise practices of high-performance organizations”. She is also a special advisor to the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program at Coady International Institute. As an international professional...

Duration:00:28:57

Tara Everett, Canoe Co-working Inc.

11/15/2019
If the Indigenous economy in Canada is going to hit $100 billion per year, it will be due in part to the tenacity and no-quit attitudes of young entrepreneurs like Tara Everett. The doors to her co-working space aren't open yet, but not for lack of effort. This 29-year old Anishinaabe woman in Winnipeg (Treaty One territory) has a unique business idea with an opportunity for the right kind of investor.

Duration:00:13:25

Victoria LaBillois – Wejuseg Construction, Listuguj, PQ

6/26/2019
Victoria LaBillois, a very determined Mi'kmaq entrepreneur, has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial venture – a t-shirt printing business. She built a construction company, invested in other ventures and is now a mentor to Indigenous women across Turtle Island. "We came from a land of abundance to a postage stamp-sized reserve, a place of poverty. I'm working my way out of it. I'm not asking permission, and I'm taking my whole family, the whole community, the whole nation." (My...

Duration:00:23:50

David Paul, Aboriginal Resource Consultants

6/13/2019
David Paul is a consultant specializing in business and community development from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick. He shares his insights into the necessity for Indigenous communities to assert their jurisdiction with taxation powers, business development and taking over land management from the federal government.

Duration:00:22:47

Jason Calla, First Nations Infrastructure Institute

6/3/2019
From his upbringing in Squamish Nation in B.C. to his studies at the London School of Economics, Jason Calla talks about his journey and the critical need for infrastructure in First Nation communities (and a better way to fund it.) Recorded at the First Nations Leading the Way conference in Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, Alberta on May 31st, 2019. Here for FNII website.

Duration:00:13:09

Harold Calla, First Nations Financial Management Board

6/3/2019
Harold Calla remembers the day his business on Squamish Nation in British Columbia was turned down for a payday loan and what the bankers told him about needing "ministerial approval." Today, the executive chair of the First Nations Financial Management Board guides an operation that provides training and sets standards to help launch communities toward economic prosperity and financial security. Recorded at the First Nations Leading the Way conference in Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary,...

Duration:00:22:32

Ernie Daniels, First Nations Finance Authority

6/3/2019
Ernie Daniels talks about his journey from growing up on Salt River First Nation in the NWT to his career as a CPA and now head of FNFA. With more than $620 million in capital disbursed to communities nationwide, he sees a bright future for entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in economically more powerful Indigenous communities. Recorded at the First Nations Leading the Way conference in Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, Alberta on May 30, 2019. Here for FNFA website.

Duration:00:22:56

Trailer - Season One

6/1/2019
Host Richard Perry welcomes you to the first season of Indigitech, a new podcast that will celebrate the voices of Aboriginal business owners across Canada. From startups to the big corporates, we'll explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem that will drive the $100 billion Indigenous economy.

Duration:00:01:45