Indigenous Entrepreneurship Course
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organizations have offered the course since it started in 2018
From construction companies to videography and artist cooperatives, there are many models of successful small businesses led by Indigenous entrepreneurs. Today’s Indigenous economy is estimated to be around $32 billion, with roughly 45,000 Indigenous businesses across virtually every sector.
MFI recognizes that each Indigenous community has its own history, demographics, geography, and culture. Taking a collaborative approach, our community-led entrepreneurship program supports organizations in delivering courses that best meet the needs of different learners. MFI also recognizes the critical importance of experiential knowledge and trains and supports local instructors who do not need to be certified schoolteachers to teach the course.
Explore MFI’s virtual learning hub called The Training & Resources for Early Education & Schools (TREES) Network. TREES is a space for delivering and accessing culturally appropriate training, professional development, resources, supportive circles and peer mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learning professionals working with Indigenous children, students and families.