- Aasa Marshall

Business development in First Nations communities

In this episode we spoke with Shaun Soonias, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network. Shaun has had a long career in social and business development, and gives some great insights about both the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in emerging sectors. He talks about the potential of sectors like tourism and agriculture, as well as SFNEDN’s perspective on the co-op model as a tool for First Nations communities. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network

Local People, Local Solutions: A Guide to First Nation Co-operative Development in Saskatchewan

People in a co-op